Racism. It Stops With Me@UNSW

Put a stop to racial discrimination and make UNSW a great place for everybody. UNSW has a diverse multicultural environment which aims to provide a safe, respectful and secure place for students and staff. Allegations of harassment and discrimination are taken very seriously at UNSW.

Support at UNSW

Allegations of bullying, harassment and discrimination against students or by students are taken very seriously at UNSW. The grounds for discrimination and harassment are clearly set out in Commonwealth and State Anti-Discrimination legislation. These grounds form the basis for the University's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

If you have been discriminated against or harassed by a member of staff or another student because of your race, religion, sexuality, age, disability or gender it is important you follow the process as outlined in the Student Complaint Procedure.

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External support (outside UNSW)

Australian Human Rights Commission

If you feel that you have been discriminated against or vilified because of your race, you can contact the Australian Human Rights Commission and talk with a Complaints Information Officer, by calling 1300 656 419.

  • If you call to make a complaint, your call will be confidential. If you decide to make a complaint, the Commission can help you, your friend, union or a person representing you to put together your complaint. Complaints to the Commission must be in writing, by email or by using our online form.
  • A complaint can be made in any language. You can also make a statement to the Commission in Braille, or verbally on video or audio tape.

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Policies and resources

Australia's federal anti-discrimination law, the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), aims to ensure that Australians of all backgrounds are treated equally and have the same opportunities.

The law protects people across Australia from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, and immigration status.

The Act also makes racial vilification against the law. This gives additional protection to people who are being publicly and openly offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated because of their race, colour, or national or ethnic origin.

UNSW policy and procedures

Fact sheets on discrimination