The Australian Hate Crime Network contributes to the understanding and knowledge about hate crime and how best to tackle it.
The network is dedicated to the provision of information and resources on hate crime in Australia. We aim to:
Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2019, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, 2019
Islamophobia in Australia II (2016-2017), Charles Sturt University & Islamophobia Register, 2019
Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010: Interim Report, NSW Parliament, Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues, 2019
Hate crime is generally understood as crime and abuse that is motivated or shaped by prejudice or group hatred. This tends to include prejudice on the grounds of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability. Hate crime is also referred to as targeted crime, bias crime and prejudice-related crime.
Some different definitions of hate crime include: