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Media Release- Asian Australian Lawyers Association congratulates new Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Giridharan Sivaraman

11 February 2024

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) congratulates Giridharan Sivaraman on his appointment as the new Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner.

“Through Mr Sivaraman's work, including as Chair of Multicultural Australia and his conduct of state and federal Race Discrimination cases, Mr Sivaraman's appointment gives us faith that Australians can expect to be robustly and fearlessly defended against race discrimination,” said AALA National Vice-President, Belinda Wong.

“His tireless advocacy for systemic equality and human rights, coupled with his extensive legal expertise, will undoubtedly make a profound impact in fostering a more inclusive and equitable Australia.”

“Here's to a future of greater understanding, tolerance, and harmony in Australian society. AALA extends its best wishes to Mr Sivaraman on this important appointment. AALA looks forward to working with him to achieve these goals.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Belinda Wong,

240211 AALA Media Release - Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner
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