Combatting Hateful Racism


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The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is a United Nations convention which came into force in 1969.

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. 


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#StopAsianHate: Combating Racist Hate During COVID-:

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.

Stand against Racism . Support #StopAsianHate - the most retweeted tweet of 2021! 

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What is Racial Hatred?

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.: 

  • posting racially offensive cartoons, ‘memes’ or other images, or
  • racially offensive behaviour or language in a public place, such as a workplace, or at a shopping center where one is:
  • Calling people names that are racist, orelse
  • making racially offensive comments, jokes or gestures.
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Standing Against Xenophobia, Anti Semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia & Asian Hate

LIVE’s Principles on Multiculturalism include: 

  • ​​An Australian Multiculturalism Act that promotes and values multiculturalism and cultural diversity.
  • All communities to have equal access to education, work and services provided by all levels of government regardless of culture, religion, language, and place of birth.
  • All communities to have equal opportunity for representation and inclusion at local, state, and national levels of government regardless of culture, religion, language, and place of birth.
  • A strong Racial Discrimination Act, including preservation of section 18C.
  • To establish an independent and properly resourced Australian Multiculturalism Commission to protect and promote diversity, to work with human rights and anti-discrimination bodies to create cross-governmental partnerships for diversity, and to implement the Multiculturalism Act.
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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. 

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LIVElove stands for the Racism It Stops With Me Campaign

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.

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