- New and Emerging Communities Reference Group

This reference group was formalised in 2015 to assist the Commissioner to identify key systemic issues facing new and emerging communities.

The group examined the potential for systemic discrimination in English language testing for purposes of migration, professional qualifying bodies and entry to university (including post graduate). A project on these matters was established and undertaken by Alexandra Johns-Putra and Parisa Jalali from Murdoch University’s Public Policy Internship program.

The reference group recommended at the conclusion of the report that a summary and the recommendations be forwarded to the Australian Council of Human Rights, which was done by the Acting Commissioner in May 2016.