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Racial and religious rights

Victoria’s rich cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a state. Our laws protect you from discrimination and vilification because of your race or your religion. No one should be treated unfairly because of where they come from, how they look or the language they speak. The Commission engages with people from multicultural and multifaith backgrounds to build a greater awareness of human rights and equality.

Topics

Aboriginal Community Engagement Strategy

Key stats

260

languages are spoken across Victoria

Victorian Multicultural Commission

49.1%

of Victorians were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas

Stories

Abeeku's story

"The new owner said that our gigs attracted too many people from the African community and that he was worried about how their other patrons felt. I asked him if he was kidding. He said he wasn’t."

Related resources

‘Close up’ videos – Jul 2019