Australians are being encouraged to speak out against racism. A report, the first of its kind in Australia, has looked into the bystander effect, and it found many people are reluctant to intervene.
More than a third had witnessed racism in either a social setting, a workplace or a community sports club.
60 percent of those surveyed said racist jokes were never acceptable in the workplace. 23 percent would feel uncomfortable if they witnessed racism, but would do nothing.