This website will no longer be updated as of 20 August 2013, when Tim Soutphommasane commences as Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner. For more information about Tim's work, please go to the Australian Human Rights Commission's website, www.humanrights.gov.au.






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Recent news:

* Mongrel Nation, Sundays at 5.30pm on RN - Radio National

* Column on racism, 19 August 2013
* Column on cricket and society, 29 July 2013
* Interview with Classic FM Midday, 18 July 2013
* Column on Generation Y, 15 July 2013
* Appearance on ABC News 24, News Commentators, 13 July 2013
* Interview with ABC RN Breakfast, 12 July 2013
* Appearance on ABC News 24's The Drum, 11 July 2013
* Preview of Mongrel Nation, ABC RN online, 10 July 2013
* Interview with BBC HARDtalk, 2 July 2013
* Column on Labor's leadership, 1 July 2013
* Column on the "gender wars", 17 June 2013
* Column on racism, 3 June 2013
* Column on conservatism, 20 May 2013
* Column on disability reform, 6 May 2013
* Column on taxes and social democracy, 22 April 2013
* Column on racism, 8 April 2013
* Column on the ALP's non-leadership spill, 25 March 2013
* Column on Ted Baillieu and political crisis, 11 March 2013
* Column on Geert Wilders, 25 February 2013
* Column on federal Labor, 11 February 2013
* Column on free speech, 28 January 2013
* An interview with ABC Radio National's Breakfast, 28 January 2013
* An interview with ABC Radio's Conversations with Richard Fidler, 17 January 2013
* Column on multicultural patriotism, 14 January 2013
* Column on the art of the essay, 31 December 2012
* Column on Australia and the culture of ideas, 17 December 2012
* Column on political elites and the ethic of public service, 3 December 2012
*Column on Obama's re-election, 19 November 2012
* An interview with Radio National's Drive program, 14 November 2012
* Don't Go Back To Where You Came From shortlisted for the Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Literature Award, 9 November 2012
* An interview on Radio Adelaide's breakfast program, 8 November 2012
* Column on Australia's Asian-ness, 5 November 2012
* An interview on Radio National's Saturday Extra, 3 November 2012
* An interview on Radio Australia's Asia Pacific, 23 October 2012
* Column on the global economy and Australia, 22 October 2012
* An interview on Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report on multiculturalism, 17 October 2012
* Column on Gangnam Style and soft power in The Age, 8 October 2012
* Video of a soapbox talk on Don't Go Back To Where You Came From at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, delivered 27 September 2012
* Review of The Virtuous Citizen in The Observer, 30 September 2012
* Review of Don't Go Back To Where You Came From and The Virtuous Citizen in The Weekend Australian, 29 September 2012
* Column on why multiculturalism works in The Age, 24 September 2012
* Column on why class still matters in The Age, 10 September 2012
* Column on introverts in The Age, 27 August 2012
* Column on the Olympics in The Age, 13 August 2012
* Profile/interview in the New Statesman (UK) magazine, 8 August 2012
* Column on Tony Abbott in The Age, 30 July 2012
* Column on Australian Labor, British Labour and ideology in The Age, 16 July 2012
* Column on the asylum seeker debate in The Age, 2 July 2012
* Column on the state of Australian democracy in The Age, 18 June 2012
* Column on the Queen's diamond jubilee and Australian egalitarianism in The Age, 4 June 2012
* Column on Facebook, social media and solitude in The Age, 21 May 2012
* Column on the reason, passion and moral psychology in The Age, 7 May 2012
* Column on Anzac Day and multicultural Australia in The Age, 23 April 2012
* Column on leadership and the vocation of politics in The Age, 9 April 2012
* Column on multiculturalism and the Asian century in The Age, 26 March 2012
* Column on Australian politics' two populisms in The Age, 12 March 2012
* Column on Kevin Rudd and Labor's leadership spill in The Age, 25 February 2012
* Column on the politics of instant gratification in The Age, 13 February 2012

* A review of Andy Lamey's Frontier Justice appeared in The Weekend Australian on 4 February 2012
* A report on the cost of living in Australia, written for Per Capita, was published 2 September 2011. An extract of the report was published in The Weekend Australian on 3 September 2011.
* A review of Ian McAllister's The Australian Voter appeared in The Weekend Australian, 27 August 2011
* A review of Lindsay Tanner's Sideshow appeared in The Australian Literary Review, June 2011
* A review of Robert Manne's Making Trouble appeared in The Weekend Australian, 28 May 2011
* A speech at the Wheeler Centre on the pleasures of hate mail, 31 March 2011
* A review of Katherine Gelber's Speech Matters appeared in The Weekend Australian, 26 March 2011
* An opinion piece about quality of life appeared in The Weekend Australian, 26 February 2011
* A report on quality of life in Australia has been published by Per Capita, 24 February 2011
* An opinion piece about the cost of living and middle class welfare appeared in The Weekend Australian, 12 February 2011
* An opinion piece about cricket and Usman Khawaja's selection for the Australian test team appeared in The Weekend Australian, 1 January 2011
* A review of George Megalogenis's Quarterly Essay appeared in The Weekend Australian, 18 December 2010
* All That's Left was launched on 24 November 2010 in Canberra at the Commonwealth Parliament by The Hon. Wayne Swan, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer
* A review essay about population, race and culture was published in The Australian Literary Review, 3 November 2010
* All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For was launched on 2 November 2010 in Sydney at the NSW Parliament by The Hon. Greg Combet, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
* An opinion piece about multiculturalism appeared in The Australian, 22 October 2010
* An extract from All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For appeared in The Weekend Australian, 9 October 2010
* An extract of a report co-written with Per Capita executive director David Hetherington on the reform challenge for Gillard Labor appeared in The Weekend Australian, 18 September 2010
* An opinion piece about the fight for Labor's soul appeared in The Australian, 25 August 2010
* A comment piece about the Australian election's hung parliament result appeared in The Guardian (Comment is free), 22 August 2010
* An opinion piece about population and quality of life appeared in The Australian, 28 July 2010
* A comment piece about the Rudd-Gillard leadership transition appeared in The Guardian (Comment is free), 24 June 2010
* An opinion piece about climate change appeared in The Australian, 14 June 2010
* Tim delivered a keynote at the Alfred Deakin Lectures on the ethics of climate change, 11 June 2010
* A review of Martha Nussbaum's Not For Profit appeared in The Weekend Australian, 29 May 2010
* A review of James Walter's What Were They Thinking? appeared in The Weekend Australian, 8 May 2010
* An opinion piece about the Anzac tradition appeared in The Australian, 28 April 2010
* An essay on climate change and Australia (co-written with David Hetherington) was published in Policy Network's Climate Change: the challenge for social democracy series of essays

* An opinion piece about population policy appeared in The Australian, 21 April 2010
* Reclaiming Patriotism has been shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards (Community Relations Award)
* An article about New Labour and Kevin Rudd appeared in The Monthly, April 2010
* A review of Malcolm Fraser's memoir appeared in The Monthly, March 2010
* An opinion piece about Pauline Hanson's legacy appeared in The Guardian (Comment is free), 16 February 2010
* An opinion piece about citizenship and Australia Day appeared in The Australian, 26 January 2010