Structural Discrimination: a fair go for all?

While there have been many attempts to eliminate the major ethnic inequalities in health, education and other economic and social measures, these inequalities persist. The Human Rights Commission has published a discussion paper that looks at the part that structural discrimination or institutional racism may play in perpetuating inequalities. The paper also outlines government initiatives with potential to achieve systemic change.

The paper looks at structural discrimination in health, justice, education, the economic system and the public service. It identifies levers within the Government’s influence – for example, how medical staff and educators operate within these systems – while also examining the values these systems are based upon and whether the government is doing enough to address inequalities.

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