Racism has serious consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families and our society as a whole. It also undermines the Queensland Government’s objective of building a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland as set out in the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016, and the principles of the Multicultural Queenslander Charter.
Our department is a proud supporter of the Australia Human Rights Commission’s Racism. It Stops With Me. campaign, which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism, whenever it happens.
The campaign aims to:
The campaign complements the Queensland Multicultural Policy: Our story, our future and Queensland Multicultural Action Plan 2016-17 to 2018-19 which provide direction for the Queensland Government in delivering on the vision for a united, harmonious and inclusive community where people of all cultures, languages and religions are supported to participate in our prosperous state.
Importantly, the policy affirms the state’s commitment to addressing racism in our communities. It acknowledges and denounces racism for the profoundly harmful and detrimental impacts it has on both individuals and the broader community. It also focuses on building connections between groups and across communities, helping to strengthen the sense of belonging, worth and acceptance needed to bring about a truly cohesive community. Actions to deliver on this commitment focus on building a more respectful and inclusive public narrative about diversity.
Find out more about some of our key initiatives which are helping to promote Queensland as a united, harmonious and inclusive state:
All across Australia, there are people and organisations doing great things to address racism.
You can all play an important role in helping prevent racism and discrimination in your community.