Racism. It Stops With Me

The City of Belmont is proud to be an official supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Racism. It Stops With Me campaign.

The campaign is an initiative of the National Anti-Racism Strategy launched by the Australian Government in August 2012.

Objectives of the National Anti-Racism Strategy are to:

  • Create awareness of racism and how it affects individuals and the broader community;
  • Identify, promote and build on positive programs to prevent and reduce racism; and
  • Empower communities and individuals to take action to prevent and reduce racism and to seek help when it occurs.

Racism takes many forms and can happen in many places. It includes prejudice, discrimination or hatred directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity or national origin. In annual surveys, about one in five Australians report having experienced racial discrimination during the previous 12 months.

With an ever increasing culturally and linguistically diverse community, the City of Belmont has committed to taking a proactive stance in promoting the campaign’s messages about anti-racism. The project is part of the City’s commitment to its Multicultural Strategy.

Data of City of Belmont suburbs accessed from ABS Census 2016. For full statistics, click here.

For further information about the campaign, visit the Australian Human Rights Commission webpage or phone the City’s Cultural Engagement Officer on 9477 7453