As we enter our 9th year tackling online hate extremism we are pleased to announce a new approach with monthly campaigns focused on specific areas of online hate. While we will continue to address these and other areas of online hate throughout the year, our focused campaigns will enable forward planning, opportunities for volunteers and partnerships with other organisations.

Below is the campaign schedule with details of what will occur within each campaign and how to get involved in supporting them.

Campaigns Schedule

February: Holocaust denial, distortion and glorification (Support on going work here)
March: Racism against Indigenous Australians (Fundraiser, Support on going work here)
April: Islamophobia ( Campaign Fundraiser, support ongoing work here)
May: Misogyny (support here)
June: Antisemitism (support here)
July: Homophobia and Transphobia (support here)
August: Countering Trolling (support here)
September: Racism and Xenophobia (support here)
October: Anti-Christian Vilification (support here)
November: Countering Terrorism (support here)
December: Cyber bullying (support here)

Scaling Up the Campaigns

The campaigns all start at the same level, but are designed to scale up if there are resources to support this:

Campaign budget Output
Starting Level
  • A fundraiser on Facebook which also raises awareness of the problem
  • A campaign page on our website
  • A discussion article on this type of online hate
  • 2 articles documenting examples of this hate and enabling public reporting
  • Configuration of the Fight Against Hate reporting tool to take reports of this kind of hate and a post encouraging this reporting
From $1000 As above, plus…

  • An additional article documenting examples and encouraging reporting
  • An advertising campaign to encourage reporting of this hate
  • An article reflecting on what’s been reported by campaign supporters
From $2000
And 500+ reports
As above plus…

  • An empirical report looking at what was reported during the month
  • All reported content will be archived to enable future research
  • Promotion of the report via social media
From $5000
And 500+ reports
As above plus…

  • An update to the report each month for 3 months documenting what is removed and what remains online
  • Each month there will be an article looking at some of the examples which the platforms are refusing to remove and a campaign encouraging further public reporting and media coverage of these examples
From $8000
And 500+ reports
As above plus…

  • The final report will be produced in hardcopy and copies sent to key stakeholders such as federal and state ministers to help raise awareness.

Getting involved

Individual supporters: Each campaign can be supported with a donation at any time using the donate button on the campaign announcement on Facebook (links above). The month before the campaign starts there will also be a fundraising campaign to get to the next level and to raise awareness of the forthcoming campaign. You can also sign up to be a volunteer for a particular campaign.

Partner Organisations: If you represent an
organisation relevant to a campaign you can contact us about becoming a partner
for that campaign. Partners will have their logos included on the campaign’s
main page and will be consulted on campaign contents such as articles or
reports. If an empirical report is produced their logo will be listed as a
partner. Partners are required to promote the campaign e.g. via e-mail and on
social media. OHPI would be happy to work with partners on other initiatives as
part of the campaign, such as having community or public events.

Campaign Sponsors: We welcome donations from individuals,
companies, government and community organisations as campaign sponsorship.
Sponsors who donate $500 or more will have their name and/or logo listed on the
campaign’s main page and will receive a certificate of thanks. Sponsors who
donate $2000 or more will be acknowledged as major sponsors with a larger name
and / or logo on the campaign main page and on any empirical report produced as
part of the campaign.

General Sponsors: A company, government or community
organisation that donates $15,000 or more to the Online Hate Prevention Institute
will be treated as a major sponsor for all campaigns (subject to their
agreement). Major sponsorship can also be secured via a grant of $20,000 (inc.
GST) for the purpose of supporting the campaign series and meeting the grant
reporting requirements.