We are working towards a racism-free Darebin where our community's diversity is valued, celebrated, respected, embraced and leveraged. Join our efforts to help spread attention to the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' campaign.
The Darebin Anti-Racism Strategy has been integrated throughout our work to strengthen social cohesion where community's diversity is valued, celebrated, respected, embraced and leveraged. Darebin is an official supporter of the Federal Government's Racism. It Stops With Me campaign which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism, wherever it happens.
Report Racism was a pilot initiative of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) in partnership with Victorian Police and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could make a report if they had been subject to racism or witnessed racism in the community.
Darebin City Council participated in the pilot as a special reporting place which enabled people to report racism to the Human Rights Commission with a supporting staff member in a trusted, confidential setting. Participants had the option of requesting an anonymous report which were subsequently at the Report Racism website.
The Report Racism initiative allowed people to report racism (discrimination or vilification) where they have been either personally discriminated against or have been witness to racism. The initiative provides the community with an opportunity to reporting racism safely and confidently.
The trial has now concluded. While the project has concluded, you can still report racism - see the Australian government's "Help stop racism" website to lodge a complaint.
If you have questions about this initiative please contact:
Aboriginal Partnerships Officer
Ph: 03 8470 8366