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Someone abused me because of my background. What should I do?
Someone abused me because of my background. What should I do?
Racial abuse is not okay - in fact, it's illegal. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of verbal assault, here's what you can do.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago

At Sonder, we've been contacted by a number of members who have been verbally abused or threatened due to their background.

This is not okay - in fact, it's against the law. The Racial Discrimination Act in Australia makes it illegal to do something in public based on your race, colour, national or ethnic origin which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate.

If you've experienced racial hatred, you may be feeling anxious or stressed. Sonder can provide you with support and referral pathways so that you can get the help you need. We can also help you make a report if or when you feel comfortable doing so. Plus, if English isn't your first language you can chat with us in your preferred language as we offer full translation services.

To get support, start a confidential chat with one of our team. We're always here for you, every minute of every day.

If you have any questions or need extra support, we're here to help you anytime in any language. Simply start a chat with us via the home screen of the Sonder app.

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