An Australia For All
Queensland is a big state and its people lead a variety of lifestyles and make a variety of different contributions to make Queensland the place it is today. Our diversity has made us stronger by giving us an array of perspectives to tackle the problems that our state faces. The first peoples of our land hold an important place in our past and partnering wll mean a better future. We cannot do justice to their ongoing contribution without recognising the wrongs that have been perpetrated against them in the past and working to address new challenges. Building An Australia For All is about standing up for opportunities for all Australians, to achieve equality and live fulfilling lives free of discrimination under the law or in society. By Working Together with people from other backgrounds and outlooks, we can value difference and make our state a better place for it.
Give Racism The Finger - Speak out against racism in workplaces
Our state is an open and tolerant place that welcomes people from different backgrounds and recognises their contribution to making our state an even greater place. There is more to do so that our entire Queensland community can get the opportunities open to others. Unfortunately, racist attitudes are still prevalent in much of Australian society causing stress and intimidation for many Australians. Working Queenslanders can stand up to racist remarks and attitudes in our workplaces to ensure everyone feels safe and a part of our vibrant community. All Together Now gives you the tools to challenge racism at work and in our communities and have a conversation about the ongoing harm that racism inflicts on victims and on effective workplace environments.
World AIDS Day - HIV is Still Here
Despite great progress in halting its spread HIV is still here. 1000 Australians contract HIV/AIDS each year while there are 33.3 million people living with the virus world-wide. By wearing a red ribbons and talking candidly about AIDS we can remind the community of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and build acceptance of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. When we reduce the stigma around AIDS we can discuss safe sex practices that reduce the risk of transmission with our friends and colleagues and bring about an Australia where AIDS is no longer a threat.
White Ribbon Day - Men stand up to violence against women
Swear an oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. Statistics show that one in three Australian women over the age of 15 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives. Violence against women impacts us all, not only is it wrong but it impacts on our work and on the people we work with. We need to speak up when we see violence and discuss its impact with our mates to change attitudes of men towards violence against women.