Friday 5 July 2013

The Commission’s Racism It Stops With Me campaign has received another fantastic boost with Clubs Australia championing it through a range of non-profit clubs across Victoria.

Commission President and Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Professor Gillian Triggs, said this was another excellent example of local communities engaging with the campaign so that the Racism It Stops With Me message continues to expand across the country.

“This is a fantastic development that will further raise the visibility of our campaign and its message,” Professor Triggs said. “These Victorian racing, soccer, golf, bowls, football, netball, cricket and social clubs have committed to taking the message to their members by displaying the Racism It Stops With Me posters in the clubs, placing the coasters in their bars and bistros and playing the Racism It Stops With Me community service announcement on their television screens.”

The campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism, wherever it happens.

“A club in Victoria is a place that is collectively owned by its members and where a wide cross-section of people come together to talk,” said Clubs Australia’s Victorian spokesperson, Shannon Gill. “It is in these social group situations where the reflection on what we can do to counter racism can be so effective.”

Clubs Australia is a formal supporter of the campaign which has seen successful involvement from clubs around Australia.

Victorian clubs involved include the Veneto Club (FC Bulleen Lions), Rosebud Country Club (Golf), Pakenham Racing Club (Cardinia Club, Pakenham Sports Club), City Memorial Bowls Club Warnambool, Mordialloc Sporting Club (Football, Cricket, Netball), Ballarat Leagues Club (Ballarat FL clubs venue), Buckleys Entertainment Centre (Geelong-region football clubs venue)Box Hill Golf Club and Windy Hill Venue (Essendon Football Club Social Club).

For more information about the campaign, or to sign up, go to: