The Commission was funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to deliver a significant project known as the Reducing Racism project, a multiyear program of work from 2018–2021 to support multicultural communities in understanding and exercising their rights and to make it easier to report racism.
To support the Victorian Government’s overarching Multicultural policy statement – Victorian. And proud of it – the project sought to empower multicultural and multifaith communities to respond to racism in Victoria. Specifically, the Reducing Racism project contributed to:
- cultural connection – ensuring people can identify with their culture and be proud of their identity
- genuine equality – helping people understand and exercise their equal rights under the law and live free from discrimination.
The project enabled the Commission to exercise its education and information functions under the: