Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign.
Senator McKenzie will tomorrow meet with the heads of local sporting organisations, along with Clubs Australia, who are leading the campaign in the region.
Jason Wallace (Bendigo Stadium/Bendigo Basketball), Ken Yates (Kangaroo Flat Sports Club), Adrian McMahon (Bendigo Club), Steven Oliver (Bendigo Golf Club) and Malcolm Blandthorn (Maryborough Highland Society) will be in attendance.
Senator McKenzie said combating racism in sport was important.
She said racism might be seen in on-field sledging or abuse from the crowd.
‘‘Either way, racism is unacceptable,’’ Senator McKenzie said.
‘‘We are each responsible for our own behaviour and for calling out racism when we see or hear it.’’
The campaign, which is supported by the Human Rights Commission, features high profile sports stars in a television ad.
It asks organisations to commit to the campaign and to implement anti-racism activities.
The meeting is at 11am, Thursday July 18, at the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club.
Media are welcome to attend.
More information about the campaign is available at
The campaign video can be viewed at the following link:
Media contact: Kathleen Tonini mob: 0400530027