There is no place in our community for racism or intolerance, on or off campus.In fact, it is against the law in Victoria to vilify someone because of their race or religion.
Report inappropriate behaviour to Victoria Police or the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
While racial intolerance is not acceptable, unfortunately it can still take place and any inappropriate behaviour should be reported.
What to do if you see racist material online
If you see racist material online, report it. Most social networking sites have policies for dealing with offensive content and allow users to report this material.
Say something. Go to the Anti-Hate website to check out messages you can post in response to 'haters' online.
What to do if you experience racism
If you experience racism the Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate and resolve complaints of race discrimination in areas including employment, education, sport, accommodation and the provision of goods and services. The complaints process is free and confidential.For more information about how to complain, go to the Complaints page on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.
You can also check out their campaign Racism. It Stops With Me
Contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre
Contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre either in person, by email or phone.
Visit us in person. Conveniently located near Southern Cross station, the Centre is easy to access. You can drop in without an appointment, however we encourage you to call first to ensure a staff member is available.
Read more about the Study Melbourne Student Centre.
A social experiment about racism
Recently a group of students tested the Australian public’s reaction to public harassment against Muslims. What they found was inspiring – almost every person interfered to stop the attacks, check out the video below.