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Functions of Commission

                   The following functions are hereby conferred on the Commission:

                     (b)  to promote an understanding and acceptance of, and compliance with, this Act;

                     (c)  to develop, conduct and foster research and educational programs and other programs for the purpose of:

                              (i)  combating racial discrimination and prejudices that lead to racial discrimination;

                             (ii)  promoting understanding, tolerance and friendship among racial and ethnic groups; and

                            (iii)  propagating the purposes and principles of the Convention;

                     (d)  to prepare, and to publish in such manner as the Commission considers appropriate, guidelines for the avoidance of infringements of Part II or Part IIA;

                     (e)  where the Commission considers it appropriate to do so, with the leave of the court hearing the proceedings and subject to any conditions imposed by the court, to intervene in proceedings that involve racial discrimination issues;

                      (f)  to inquire into, and make determinations on, matters referred to it by the Minister or the Commissioner.

Note:          For the provisions about inquiries into complaints of discrimination and conciliation of those complaints: see Part IIB of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 .



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