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He’s a high-profile rugby league player and a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign. Now, Greg Inglis has become the latest target of cyber-racism.

Anonymous cyber-racists this week posted offensive and racists slurs about Mr Inglis and his wife on the social media site, Instagram.

The comments were condemned today by the acting race discrimination commissioner, Professor Gillian Triggs. ‘The racist slurs directed at Mr Inglis again demonstrate why we need to tackle racism online, on sporting fields, in schools and in corporate Australia; wherever and whenever it occurs,’ said Professor Triggs.

‘Racism. It Stops with Me’ features Mr Inglis and other sporting identities in a campaign that invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism.

Mr Inglis appears in the campaign’s community service announcement, along with Australian Rules player Adam Goodes, himself a recent target of racial abuse on and off field.

Produced in partnership with Play By The Rules, the community service announcement has attracted over 242,000 YouTube views since it was launched in May.

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign continues to gather momentum with 150 organisations, including business and community groups, signed on as supporters.

The Australian Federal Police have just signed up to support the campaign, joining 149 other supporters including Clubs Australia, Elders, Telstra, ANZ, SBS, the AFL and Universities Australia.

‘By supporting this campaign, we are demonstrating the AFP’s intolerance to racism,’ said the AFP national manager human resources, Leanne Close.

Professor Triggs says that the Australian Federal Police has become the first police organisation to join the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign. ‘We welcome their leadership and hope other police around the country will follow their lead,’ he said.

Visit Racism. It Stops With Me online at http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au.


Greg Inglis – Racism: It Stops with Me




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