Discrimination against Asian-Australians has risen during the coronavirus pandemic and there is concern it will only worsen as the country continues to open back up unless policymakers act soon.
Playing cricket earlier this year, Anthony was standing at the crease waiting for a bowl when he heard a member of the opposite team repeatedly call out "coronavirus".
"I was trying to concentrate and so I thought it would be better to just ignore him," Anthony, who is of mixed Chinese and English heritage, told the ABC.
A university survey shows the majority of Asian-Australian respondents experienced more discrimination this year than in 2019 and they were more likely to have work hours cut.
An Australian survey of more than 3,000 people has found more than 80 percent of Asian Australians have reported racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research is published as Australia marks the 45th anniversary of its Racial Discrimination Act.
Amid the widespread job losses across Australia, some ethnic groups have actually experienced more of their work hours cut compared to the rest of the population, a new study has found.
MORE than four-in-five Asian-Australians have experienced discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows.
More than four in five Asian-Australians experienced discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic and were more likely to lose work hours and experience anxiety than other groups, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).
The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of Chinese Australian entrepreneurs:how they operate, what makes them successful, how they view themselves compared with other businesses and the challenges they face.
A new series of online workshops is looking to fill a gap in the mental health system by supporting people who experience racism but do not feel their situation is severe enough to see a counsellor or psychologist.
Post COVID-19 Asia will continue to be at the epicentre of economic development constituting half of the world’s economic output.If we act urgently Australia has a unique chance to capitalise on demand from the world’s largest and fastest growing middle class, particularly for premium, trusted products and services.
Channel 9 is the worst offender in a newly released report which reveals the embarrassing chasm between the multicultural make-up of Australians, and the on-air journalists, presenters and commentators featured in local news and current affairs programming.
Janet says she thought long and hard before speaking out about the racism she'd experienced since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The 65-year-old Australian citizen and semi-retired teacher moved from Malaysia to Australia more than 35 years ago.
"I didn't want to make a fuss about it because I don't want … the rest of Australia to think I'm ungrateful that I've been given this opportunity to live in such a magnificent country."
Does Australia’s national identity truly reflect today’s reality? Are we actually as multicultural as we think? Does the international community see the vibrant diversity that our political leaders boast about? Or are we still considered by many to be a predominately ‘white’ Australia?
"I was at a sport store with my boyfriend in Melbourne when it happened." He was at the checkout; I was dawdling through the aisles.
At first, I thought I'd misheard. "Why are they letting Asians here now?"
In terms of the number of appearances during the survey period, almost 76% of those on Australian screens were found to have an Anglo-Celtic background.
Survey data from 300 television journalists found that 77 per cent of respondents from diverse backgrounds felt having a diverse background was a barrier to career progression.
When Khunapong Khunaraksa was born - two months prematurely - his parents endowed him with a Thai name. Its meaning: someone who does good work in society.
Khunapong lived up to his namesake recently when he was awarded the leadership in Community and Advocacy award at the inaugural 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards, held in Melbourne.
Alice Pung was eight months pregnant with her first child when her car was leafleted outside Bunnings in Port Melbourne. The award-winning author and lawyer assumed it was an advertisement. But what she found was an image of a white girl and black boy hugging with a slash across it and the words: “No race mixing”.
Radical is not the first word that comes to mind when contemplating the career of super bureaucrat turned university chancellor Peter Varghese. Composed, considered and determined, but not radical. Varghese’s measured leadership style is actually what stands him apart, according to those who have worked for him.
For most of us, it is easy to pass judgement on others while finding it difficult to reflect on ourselves.
Only six of the biggest 100 companies are run by executives with a non-European background, potentially limiting Australia's ability to capitalise on its proximity to the powerhouse economies of Asia...