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Reducing race-based discrimination

Discrimination occurs when a particular group of people is treated differently (especially unfairly), which results in unequal access to resources, po


Discrimination can be interpersonal (occurring between individuals) or institutional (when policies and procedures or laws disadvantage a specific group).

Supporting cultural diversity means accepting a diversity of values and ways of living within a human rights framework and with respect for the rule of law.


VicHealth works to reduce race-based discrimination and support diversity to improve health and wellbeing.

Discrimination on the grounds of culture, ethnicity and religion affects health and wellbeing, particularly mental health. Those most affected by race-based discrimination are Indigenous people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds, especially Muslim, Asian, Middle-Eastern and African backgrounds.


Programs and Projects


See all programs and projects related to reducing race-based discrimination.


Research and Publications


See all research and publications relating to reducing race-based discrimination.




See all media releases related to reducing race-based discrimination.

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.