TAFE South Australia News

TAFE SA promotes National Anti-Racism campaign

Aug 14, 2014

TAFE SA is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs to combat racism.  

Our organisation, along with the three South Australian universities, has committed to preventing racism by pledging to support Racism. It stops with me campaign.

TAFE SA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Miriam Silva said “As educators of industry and business leaders and workers of the future, TAFE SA is in an ideal position to teach students that racial equality is not only a core value of civil societies, but also of great economic and social advantage.”

Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure that has been increasing steadily in recent years.

Research has also shown that 70 percent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other. 

The national Racism. It stops with me campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, has been developed by a partnership of government and non-government agencies and will run until 2015.

For more information about the campaign go to: http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/