The Convention, a third generation human rights instrument, commits its members to the elimination of racial descrimination. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the Convention.
Xenophobic responses to the coronavirus pandemic have driven an increase in violence against Asian Austalians and Pacific Islander Australians.
LIVE collaborates with human rights organisations in urging our government to call for unity and take action against xenophobic responses to this public health emergency.
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Examples of racial hatred could include:
Racially offensive material in print or on the internet (including blogs, social media sites, and video sites). E.g.:
LIVE’s Principles on Multiculturalism include:
“The Australian Government should combat racial and religious prejudice in line with its commitment to uphold human rights”...
The following links provides information about the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (‘RDA’) laws that seek to protect people from discriminaton and endeavours to promote equality before the law for people regardless of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.
The RDA also makes racial hatred unlawful.
Australian people value equality, fairness and opportunity for all, which is why we cannot tolerate racism within our community.
But racism does still exist. It comes in many forms and happens in many places.