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Racial Vilification/Hatred/Violence

Cyber Racism

What is cyber-racism?

Racism can take many forms, such as jokes or comments that cause offence or hurt; name-calling or verbal abuse; harassment or intimidation, or public commentary that inflames hostility towards certain groups.
When racism takes place online it is known as cyber-racism. Cyber-racism can include words and images and may be communicated via websites, blogs and social networking sites, videos or email.

At a glance: Racial vilification under sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

Law - page of dictionary

What does the law say?

Racism, Hate Speech and Multiculturalism

Peace and Understanding Lecture

Dr John Morrison, Chair, Board of Management at International House

Dr Carla Tromans, Director, International House

Mr Wayne Briscoe, Executive Director, Multicultural Affairs Queensland

Mr Kevin Cocks, Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Professor Clare Pullar, Pro-Vice Chancellor

Ms Agnes Whiten, Chair, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

Ms Jackie Trad, State Member for South Brisbane

Prohibition of advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred

Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Back to rights and freedoms: right by right

Article 20

Article 20 of the ICCPR  states:

Melbourne Bus Company at Centre of Racist Abuse Video Signs Up To National Anti-Racism Campaign

The operators of a Melbourne bus line on which a French woman was racially abused and threatened by fellow passengers have today signed on to the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign.

Take a stand to stop bullying on national day of action (2012 Media Release)

The Australian Human Rights Commission has urged Australians to get behind today’s National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The brainchild of Bullying! No Way, this year’s theme focuses on parents and families playing a role in preventing bullying and violence.   Commission spokesperson, Dr Helen Szoke, who is also Race Discrimination Commissioner, said bullying causes enormous distress and misery, and that cyberbullying in particular affects one in 10 students. “Too many times we read of young people driven to absolute despair by bullying.