Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner warns about ‘race politics’

The Filipino Australian community thanks Dr Tim Soutphommasane, the outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner as an outstanding advocate of multiculturalism and a defender of human rights for all Australians in his role.

TFA Photo file: Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane (third from left) at the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards 2016
TFA Photo file: Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane (third from left) at the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards 2016

Dr Soutphommasane warned about the emergence of “race politics” accusing “federal politicians of using multicultural issues to advance their political agendas.”

It was also reported he said that “race and ethnicity were ‘very squarely’ at the centre of many debates about crimes committed by South Sudanese youth, but not when discussing white murderers such as Adrian Bayley or Roger Rogerson.”

His replacement is yet to be announced by the Federal Attorney-General.

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