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:
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: