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Draft Submissions

As part of its advocacy work, AAAC drafts submissions on a range of human rights issues affecting African Australians that are submitted to various institutions, including the Federal Senate, State Governments and the United Nations.


Submission to the UN Working Group of Experts on Persons of African Descent (UN WGEPAD)

The UN WGEPAD was invited by the Federal Government to visit Australia in December 2022. Prior to its visit, it invited submissions on various human rights issues facing persons of African descent in Australia. The AAAC drafted a submission that focused on issues of racism, racial discrimination and mental health.


Inquiry into Issues Facing Diaspora Communities in Australia

In May 2020, the AAAC Executive Committee, Board Members and Advisors determined that it was appropriate to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry Into Issues Facing Diaspora Communities in Australia.
To ensure the supply of accurate information in this submission, the AAAC conducted an on-line national survey of AAAC members, partner organisations and non-aligned African Australian communities. The on-line survey was conducted from the beginning of June until the beginning of July. A total of 92 persons participated in the survey.
The survey responses were provided anonymously, and participants were informed in the survey’s introduction that the results would form the basis of this Senate submission.

The AAAC lodged the Senate submission in July 2020 and participated in the Senate enquiry hearings on 2nd November 2020.