The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) is an Australian Jewish communal organisation dedicated to opposing anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and to promoting respect and justice between for people of all religions and backgrounds.
The ADC was established in 1979 as the human rights arm of B’nai B’rith Australia/New Zealand. The ADC office is located in Melbourne. Our core mission is to:
monitor and respond to incidents of bigotry, racism and prejudice;
employ the instruments of research, fact finding, education and law to counter racism and prejudice;
develop and disseminate educational and publicity material; and
build bridges of understanding and friendship among racial, religious and ethnic groups.
The ADC is a not-for-profit Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and is registered as a Harms Prevention Charity. Our funding comes from community support; we welcome your donations.
Jewish communities have deep historical experience of hate and prejudice. To counter anti-Semitism we need to challenge prejudice whenever it occurs, whether it is directed at Jews or at other minorities.
Since 1979 ADC has worked to prevent, understand and counter anti-Semitism and all forms of racism. We build bridges with people outside our community and educate others to respect difference. We work to create a society resistant to hate, both for ourselves and for others.
Anti-Semitism is our top priority but we also act on other areas of racism. We aim to educate both the Jewish and general community about the dangers of racism. Victoria is our focus, but we are also appropriately engaged with Australian and international issues in consultation with other organisations.