New report launched – Hate Crimes Act included among new recommendations needed to protect LGBTI people from prejudice

// September 12th, 2018 // Media discussion, Within Australia, Within Victoria

Hate Crime report and recommendations - photo HRLC 2018

The Human Rights Law Centre today launched the “End the Hate: Responding to prejudice motivated speech and violence against the LGBTI community” report which calls for stronger protections from hate speech and hate crime in Victoria, with a panel discussion with Victoria Police and community leaders about the need for reforms to address Hate Crime.

Pictured left to right, Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, Human Rights Law Centre’s Anna Brown and Lee Carnie, NW Region GLLO Gabby Tyacke and the Anti-Violence Project’s Greg Adkins, after the Hate Crime panel discussion at the report’s launch.

This report reveals how current laws and policies are failing to protect LGBTI people from hate crime and hate conduct and outlines how the tide can be turned with 5 main areas for future work containing 23 recommendations for reform.

If this report raises issues for you, and you or someone you know needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Q-life/Switchboard on 1800 184 527. Crime Stoppers is found by calling 1800 333 000. When in danger call Police 000. When safe, contact the Anti-Violence Project http:/antiviolence.info/report-violence

Review and download a copy of the new Hate Crimes report here: https://humanrightslawcentre.createsend1.com/t/i-l-nbujjk-l-y/

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