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Turkish Australian group removed from anti-racism campaign membership -

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The Human Rights Commission has ended the Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance's membership of the commission's 'Racism. It Stops With Me' campaign.

The campaign invites Australians to think about what they can do to counter racism in the community.

The commission says it’s ended the Alliance's membership after it acted inconsistently with the campaign's purpose. In particular, it singled out Armenian Australians for racial criticism.

Armenian Australian groups have welcomed the decision. The Turkish Advocacy Alliance says it’s saddened its membership has been revoked.

Will Ockenden reports.

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