Staff guide: Preventing and responding to discriminatory behaviour

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The Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion has created a guide for staff to address concern with the rising xenophobia, racism and racial profiling tied to COVID-19.

In recent days, Australian leaders including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy have expressed concern with the rising xenophobia, racism and racial profiling tied to COVID-19.

UNSW is an educational community that values diversity. We support each other through uncertain times. As staff members, we all have a part to play in promoting and maintaining a respectful and inclusive university campus culture. This culture is exemplified by the guiding document “UNSW Values in Action”. The University has zero tolerance for harassment, racism and bullying of any kind, whether this takes place on or off campus, or online and is committed to providing a fulfilling and rewarding learning and research experience for all in our community.

There is an expectation that all students and staff will conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with Australian law, UNSW policy and our shared values. Breaches may be subject to disciplinary action at UNSW as per the Codes of Conduct (Student and Staff) and the Student Misconduct Procedure.

Staff can download the full guide here.

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