Racism. It stops with me

More than 1 in 20 Australians say they have been physically attacked because of their race. Around one in five Australians say they have experienced race-hate talk, such as verbal abuse, racial slurs or name-calling. While cultural diversity is central to our national identity, the reality is that too many Australians experience racism, prejudice and discrimination on a regular basis. Racism locks people out of social and economic opportunities. It costs workplaces and our economy and it works against the building of fair, inclusive communities.

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law has joined forces with the Australian Human Rights Commission and some of Australia's leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs to support the "Racism. It stops with me" campaign.

Castan Centre anti-racism blog posts

In support of the campaign, the Castan Centre has published a special International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination blog post on why appeals to racism do not advance Australia.  

Other anti-racism blog posts include:

Amending the Constitution to get rid of the racial discrimination within it

Standing up to racism wherever it occurs

The need to investigate allegations of police racial abuse

The balancing act between free speech and racial intolerance

The submissions to the Federal Government's 2014 Racial Discrimination Act inquiry 

Free speech and the "right to be a bigot"

Why the Human Rights Commissioner is wrong about "n______"

Posts on racial issues in cricket and Tintin

To keep up to date with the Centre's latest opinion piesces on racism, head to www.castancentre.com and select the "racism" category from the drop down box on the right hand side of the page.

Castan Centre anti-racism videos.

The Castan Centre also supports the campaign through our Youtube channel. Our anti-racism video resources include:

Keynote Speech by the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane - "Freedom, the Sublime and the Patriotic

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel 

Speech by Prof. Gavin Phillipson on ​hate ​speech ​laws

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel 

​Short Q&A with Prof. Phillipson on hate speech laws

Watch the five minute Q&A

Q&A with Waleed Aly on racism and free speech

Watch the five minute Q&A 

Speech by Waleed Aly on racism and the free speech debate

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel 

Q&A with Joe Caputo of the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia on racism and free speech

Watch the five minute Q&A 

​Speech by Noel Pearson on a Fair Place for Indigenous Australians

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel

​Speech by Dr Megan Davis about Constitutional recognition of Australia's First Peoples

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel

​Speech by Prof. Samina Yasmeen on multiculturalism and the threat of Islamophobia

Watch the full lecture on our YouTube channel 

New Online Tool to Support Cultural Diversity in Workplaces

The Australian Human Rights Commission, Diversity Council of Australia and VicHealth are searching for Australian organisations that recognise the benefits of a culturally diverse workplace and are willing to showcase their efforts nationally.

They are developing an online audit tool in 2014 that will help Australian organisations reap the benefits of a culturally diverse workplace through their planning, leadership, communication, evaluation and human resources practices (in recruitment, retention and promotion).  The audit will feature examples of initiatives that demonstrate good practice in the inclusion of people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.