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There’s no place for racism in Victoria – resource centre – Jun 2020

Regardless of where you’re from, what you look like, what you believe or what language you speak, no one should have to endure racism in the place they call home. Thanks for your support to help combat racism in Victoria. Here are some links and resources to help you connect your community members with information and support. You can download our resources at the bottom of this page.

Links to our in-language landing pages

Sample social media posts

Racism is not ok. If you’ve experienced racism or other unfair treatment, @VEOHRC is here to help. They can help you understand the law and make a complaint. Find out about your rights: https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

Racism divides communities and leaves individuals feeling isolated and unwelcome.There’s no place for it in Victoria. Find out about your rights and how to make a complaint via @VEOHRC. https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

Abused on the street, yelled at while shopping, heckled while walking in a local park – we’ve heard some shocking examples of racism during COVID-19. If you’ve experienced racism and want info on your rights, contact @VEOHRC: https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

For Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities, getting accurate info on how to deal with racism can be a challenge. @VEOHRC has info on your rights translated into a range of community languages. https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

Sample newsletter articles

Sample 1 – General

Have you experienced racism at work, at university or in another part of public life? Have you been treated differently because of your religion, your culture or another personal characteristic? In Victoria, discrimination is against the law – and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is here to help. The Commission can help you understand your rights and how Victoria’s anti-discrimination laws operate. If you’ve experienced racism, you can report it via the Commission’s Community Reporting Tool, or you can make a complaint using the Commission’s free complaint service. Find the Commission online at https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/.

Sample 2 – Racism during COVID-19

There’s been an alarming rise in reports of racism during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is adding to the stress already being experienced by many communities and households across the state. In Victoria, racism is against the law. If you’ve experienced it and want to make a complaint, or if you just want to know more about how your rights are protected, you can contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Find the Commission online at https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

Links to our services

Get help – https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/

Contact us via live chat – http://alivech.at/8b03dp

Contact us via email – enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Make a report via the Community Reporting Tool – https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/get-help/community-reporting-tool/

Email us about our Community Reporting Tool – CommunityReporting@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Make a complaint online – http://makeacomplaint.humanrights.vic.gov.au

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Address
Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries
enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Reception
1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

Interpreters
1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.