Racism. It Stops With Me

IEAA has been an official supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission's anti-racism campaign, Racism. It Stops with Me, since 2013. The national campaign invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism, wherever it happens. According to the campaign website, around 1 in 5 Australians say they have experienced race-hate talk such as verbal abuse, racial slurs or name-calling.

"While cultural diversity is central to our national identity, the reality is that too many Australians experience racism, prejudice and discrimination on a regular basis."

The campaign aims to:

  • Ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community
  • Give more Australians the tools and resources to take practical action against racism
  • Empower individuals and organisations to prevent & respond effectively to racism.

Visit the Racism it Stops with Me Campaign website for more.

Protecting the Human Rights of International Students

IEAA has adopted the 'Principles to promote and protect the human rights of international students'.

The Human Rights Commission encourages all those working with international students to consider how these can be effectively adopted and implemented in the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students.

Broadly, the principles can be used:

  • as a guide for all organisations and government agencies that provide services to international students
  • to inform the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students, and
  • to provide international students and their representative bodies with a guide on how their human rights can be better promoted and protected, to support their advocacy with governments, service providers and other agencies.