Racism. It stops with me.
Racism can make people feel unsafe in their community. North Sydney Council in 2014 is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission's Anti-Racisim Campaign: Racisim. It stops with me. The campaign aims to:
- ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community;
- give more Australians the tools and resources to take practical action against racism; and
- empower individuals and organisations to prevent and respond effectively to racism.
These aims are congruent with the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan's goals and compliment Council's existing work which supports the principles of multiculturalism.
Click on this link for an Information Sheet about what to do if you suffer harassment and abuse based on race or religion or visit the Campaign Website.
Speak Out - Hotline to improve reporting of Racism and Abuse
On 29 October 2014 Multicultural NSW, the Community Relations Commission and NSW Police launched a new Speak Out Hotline 1800 131 555 to improve reporting of racism and abuse.
The NSW Government has taken action to protect the people from all forms of racially or religiously motivated harassment, intimidation, and abuse. The people are encouraged to report incidents of racially or religiously motivated harassment, intimidation, and abuse to the Multicultural NSW Speak Out line and their concerns will be followed up by the appropriate authority. Bias-motivated crimes or incidents will be referred to NSW Police and all other matters will be referred to Multicultural NSW. The Hotline will be managed from PoliceLink within NSW Police and will be a collaborative effort with Multicultural NSW.
The Multicultural NSW “Speak Out” Line is 1800 131 555.
The number will be operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone interpreters are available to help people to access the service. Further information about the Speak Out Hotline can be found at: http://www.crc.nsw.gov.au/home