ANDREW GILES MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
MEMBER FOR SCULLIN
The Morrison Government continues to refuse to implement an anti-racism strategy, despite the Biden Administration signing four executive orders to tackle racial inequality.
In recent weeks the Deputy Prime Minister has parroted far-right slogans and Scott Morrison has made deeply insensitive remarks to First Nations people.
By stark contrast, Joe Biden said “our soul will be troubled ... as long as systemic racism is allowed to exist”.
This included a memorandum denouncing the discrimination directed at the Asian American community that has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Labor has been calling for anti-racism campaign for the last year.
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council Australia (FECCA) and other key multicultural groups have also called on the Morrison Government to implement a national anti-racism strategy.
It’s time for Scott Morrison to join with Labor and commit to a national anti-racism strategy, one that takes a zero tolerance approach to racism.
Everyone deserves respect, a future free from racism and where everyone belongs.
It’s time for a national anti-racism strategy.