Media releases

More Evidence Why We Need An Anti-Racism Campaign

July 24, 2020

A survey conducted by the Asian Australian Alliance and Per Capita has revealed shocking racism directed at Asian Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey attracted nearly 400 respondents, most of them women, who reported racist incidents between April and June of this year. The incidents included abuse, physical intimidation and people being spat, sneezed or coughed on.

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Parliament Unites To Reject Racism

June 15, 2020

Today the Parliament united to reject racism in Australia. I moved the following motion, which was seconded by Fiona Martin MP, that the house: 1. Recognises the significant contribution made by Chinese-Australians to Australia...

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Celebrating the Year of Welcome for Refugee Week 2020

June 14, 2020

Refugee Week is a time to celebrate the contribution refugees have made, and continue to make, in each community around Australia - enriching our culture and demonstrating how they are integral to the fabric of our society.

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It’s Time For Real Action Against Racism

June 11, 2020

Labor welcomes the community call for an anti-racism strategy. Today, 30 major community organisations have called on the Prime Minister and the Labor Leader to establish a bipartisan National Anti-Racism Strategy. This call must be heeded as there is no place for racism in Australia.

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Cities Can’t Be Cut Adrift From A Real National Cabinet

May 30, 2020

Australia is a highly urbanised nation, but this fact has been overlooked in the Prime Minister’s National Cabinet structure announced yesterday. The places where most Australians live and work, and where the majority of our GDP is generated, are not supported in this new approach.

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The NSW Government Is Taking Action Against Racism, Why Won’t The Prime Minister?

May 26, 2020

Labor welcomes the anti-racism campaign launched by the NSW Liberal Government, ‘A problem for all of us.’ Racism has been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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