Race-based violence is on the rise.
We’ve seen terrifying attacks on people of Asian appearance and on Australian Muslims, a 30% rise in direct anti-Semitic attacks in Australia, and the tragic Christchurch massacre in New Zealand last year.
Meanwhile the Morrison Government has been missing in action.
The Coalition’s record on racism has been shocking.
The Abbott Government proposed changes to Race Discrimination Act to weaken protections against hate speech, and then Senator George Brandis said “everyone has the right to be a bigot”.
Racism takes a real and lasting toll on individual lives and communities.
So what can we do?
Together, we can take a stand against racism.
That’s why Labor is calling for a new national anti-racism campaign, promoting a zero tolerance approach to racism.
Will you stand with Labor against racism by signing our petition?