Racism against First Nations

OHPI stands against racism. You can see a detailed list of all our publications on online racism here. However, we take a particular interest in campaigning against online hate against First Nations.

Below is a list of our campaigns and publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of online hate speech against First Nations. You can also report online racism below.


March 2020 Campaign – Tackling Online Racism Against Indigenous Australians

Our March 2020 campaign focused on online racism against Indigenous Australians. The 5 articles produced as part of this campaign looked at racism on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The can be seen in the list of briefings below.


OHPI produces detailed reports documenting and analysing online hate. The reports are produced over a number of months addressing a theme in a systematic and in-depth manner. These reports are published by OHPI and made freely available to the public.

January 17, 2020: Andre Oboler, Mark Civitella, Nasya Bahfen, “Submission on Anti-Vilification Protections”

October 11, 2012: Aboriginal Memes and Online Hate


OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.

January 17, 2024: Reflections on reviewing social media comments from the referendum

January 26, 2022: Have a respectful January 26, 2022

January 24, 2022: Basic Online Safety Expectations

December 10, 2021: Presenting to Parliament on Social Media

October 5, 2021: Today’s News: “Facebook Bad”

December 31, 2020: Annual Report on Activities for FY 2020

June 26, 2020: Supplemental Submission to Victorian Parliament

June 11, 2020:   BLM and Online Hate

June 6 , 2020 – Black Lives Matter Australia

March 31, 2020 – More Racism against Indigenous Australians on Twitter

March 30, 2020 – Racism against Indigenous Australians on Twitter

March 29, 2020: Aboriginal Memes on Facebook

March 9, 2020: Racism Against Indigenous Australians on Instagram

March 7, 2020: Tackling racism against Indigenous Australians must be a priority

January 26, 2020:  January 26, 2020 message

January 26, 2019:  Being Australian

January 7, 2019: Everything in Moderation

October 26, 2016:  OHPI on Indigenous Issues

September 28, 2016: Racism Against Indigenous Australians on Twitter

September 25, 2016: An interview with Triple J (the death of Elijah Doughty and incitement online)

June 23, 2016: Update on AFL Memes

June 3, 2016: NRL memes

June 1, 2016: Trolling the AFL with racism and misogyny

May 28, 2016: Responding to Racism and Vigilante Justice

January 31, 2016: Blackface and Social Media

January 20, 2016:   The different meanings of Australia Day

January 18, 2016: Survivor Island 3: What can we learn from the incident

January 12, 2016: Report Hate against Indigenous Australians on Twitter

December 8, 2015: Report racist video “Flubba Bubba noonga”

August 18, 2015: Report YouTube video “Noonga Talk”

August 4, 2015: Report “Adam Goodes for the Flog of the Year” Page

March 24, 2015: Success! OHPI gets hate removed

March 20, 2015: “BlackFulla RevoltingLution”: Anti-Aboriginal Hate reappears on Facebook

March 10, 2015: A recap on OHPI at 12,000

August 18, 2014: Aboriginal Memes still doing the rounds on Facebook

January 27, 2014: Aboriginal Memes 2014

November 8, 2013: Centrelink Memes and Anti-aboriginal racism

August 23, 2013: OHPI presentation over Aboriginal Memes

August 8, 2013: Facebook gets it wrong on Aboriginal Memes


September 2, 2013: Stop Racism & Online Hate with OHPI


January 28, 2021: ‘Racist rot’: Neo-nazi’s slammed for KKK ritual on sacred land, NITV

July 3, 2020: Indigenous Australians face sexual racism on dating apps: ‘The second he found out about my heritage, he was gone‘, ABC

November 18, 2015: OHPI represented at a national conference on multiculturalism

July 18, 2015: Melbourne Rally Against Racism

April 29. 2015: OHPI interviewed by CAAMA

March 30, 2015: OHPI’s CEO Dr Andre Oboler interviewed by the NIRS

December 15, 2014: New tool in fighting online hate (Australian Jewish News)

December 11, 2014: OHPI: Tracking down the data to combat online hate (The Big Smoke)

December 10, 2014: Hitting Back Against Hate (MX)

December 9, 2014: Fight Against Hate Launched (OHPI Press Release)

The Age: Facebook accused of allowing hate speech

News.com.au: Facebook shuts vile Aboriginal memes page, despite earlier claiming it didn’t constitute ‘hate speech

Deadly Vibe Magazine: Hate Speech Not Ok

National Indigenous Radio Features OHPI

OHPI on SBS News


Report online racism against First Nations on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter here. Please also report it to the platform directly.

Your report here helps us monitor how effective they are being at responding to user reports and in some cases we do follow up in regards to specific items which remain online.