Why does the Racial Discrimination Act matter? Some can forget that almost half of our population is either born overseas or is the son or daughter of someone who was born overseas. So when racism happens, it’s something that isn’t marginal. It isn’t something confined to one or two per cent of our population, but it’s something that affects very many Australians.

– Australian Human Rights Commission

via Bigotry and the Racial Discrimination Act | Australian Human Rights Commission.