Not surprisingly, there has been an increase in the incidence of racial vilification and discrimination against ethnic minorities especially those of Asiatic origin in recent weeks. Whilst factors that contribute to such actions (heightened anxiety, loss of income, loss of employment etc.) are understandable, they are not acceptable, as they constitute civil and criminal offences under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Race Discrimination Act and the Western Australian Criminal Code.

 

Our Centre therefore strongly recommends that you promptly report racial abuse, discrimination or vilification to relevant authorities, if you or anyone you know are subjected to it.  You can report incidents to the WA Police on 131 444 or you can report it via the Crime Stoppers website or by calling 1800 333 000.

 

If you require assistance in reporting racially motivated incidents/crimes, please contact the Ethnic Communities Council of WA on 92275322 or via admin@eccwa.org.au