USQ adds voice to "Racism. It Stops With Me" campaign

Vice-chancellor Professor Jan Thomas
Vice-chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Grace Yu

THE University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has joined a national campaign to help people better understand, and take action against, racism.

The Australian Human Rights Commission's "Racism. It Stops With Me" campaign is designed to ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable.

USQ, along with some of Australia's leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs, has signed up as a formal supporter of the campaign.

Vice-chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said it was important for the university, as a community leader, to show its strong support for cultural diversity.

"Australia's rich cultural diversity, including its indigenous population and extensive immigration from around the world, is a vital part of our national identity," she said.

"We have a number of polices in place to ensure that USQ does not tolerate racism, including staff training to support anti-discrimination and harassment," Professor Thomas said.

 

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