Opportunity to join Victoria’s new anti-racism taskforce

By Our Reporter
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Applications are now open to be part of Victoria’s new Anti-Racism Taskforce, which will play a key role in the development of a new state-wide strategy to prevent and crackdown on race-based discrimination and abuse.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams called on Victorians passionate about a strong, diverse and fair Victoria to apply.

“We want passionate, committed Victorians to help us fight racism and develop a state-wide plan to prevent it. Preventing and cracking down on race-based discrimination and abuse is vital to building a stronger, fairer Victoria,” said Spence.

The Andrews Labor Government has announced it will develop a new state-wide Anti-Racism Strategy to proactively prevent and address racism in Victoria because racism and discrimination, in any form, has no place in Victoria, an official press release said.

The Strategy will focus on a broad range of elements that underlay and perpetuate racial discrimination like unconscious bias, privilege, and the intersection of race and other forms of discrimination.

The new Anti-Racism Taskforce will provide advice and recommendations to the government to ensure the Strategy sets out a clear and targeted road map to reduce racism in Victoria.

The leadership of the Taskforce is still being finalised and will be supported by members who have a range of high-level skills and expertise.

Applications are encouraged from individuals with a diverse range of professional and lived experience to ensure the Taskforce reflects the diversity within our community. The Taskforce will also consult directly with communities to elevate a diversity of voices and perspectives.

For more information and to apply for a position on the Taskforce visit https://bit.ly/3wgDwz1

Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday 16 April 2021.

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