Racism. It stops with all of us

The City of Greater Bendigo should be commended on their stance against racism, Lisa Chesters MP says.

Ms Chesters said she was heartened to read Mayor Barry Lyons and the City of Greater Bendigo get behind the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Racism. It stops with me’ campaign.

“It’s great to see the City take a leadership position and send the right message to our community after the events of recent weeks,” she said.

''As one of our community’s elected representatives, I am proud to stand up for multiculturalism and tolerance. They define who we are as a nation and as a community.

“Mayor Barry Lyons and the City of Greater Bendigo should be commended for making a commitment to nurture a respectful and inclusive community.”

Ms Chesters has jumped on board the City’s idea to take 'selfies' posing with their hand on their heart and post them on social media using the hashtag #ItStopsWithMeBendigo.

She encouraged others to put their public support behind the campaign.

“Greater Bendigo residents are proud and inclusive. We are a city founded on migrants and long may that continue.”