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That is a shame, because over many decades immigration has been central to building a globally saluted culture – a society and economy enriched by ethnic diversity. Australia is such a coveted place because of that wonderful mix, not despite it. Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, ...
THE federal government has begun the search for a new Race Discrimination Commissioner who has an “understanding of middle Australian values” to ... Act”, “understanding, tolerance and friendship among racial and ethnic groups” and “the benefits of cultural and linguistic diversity for all Australians”.

As the historian Charles Ferrall says, “no other social or ethnic group has been the object of such prolonged and intense vilification [in Australia] as the ... It's even more baffling when that book contains passages that move back and forth from descriptions of ethnicity to descriptions of political loyalty.
The 25-year-old Chinese-Australian has a well-paid job as an accountant in Melbourne. Three years ago, she applied for a parent visa for her mother to join her in Australia – and then, when she was promoted last year, she added her father to the application. But earlier this month, the Turnbull government ...
Census figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the largest ethnic cluster is Indian-born residents in Parramatta, where 36,599 people from the subcontinent live. SIGN UP FOR THE ... Many were also arriving in Australia at different stages in their lives, which dictated their preferences. Housing ...
The Australian government, in particular, looks much as it did in the 1960s, before the end of the White Australia policy, which restricted nonwhite ... “The default for many Australians is still colourblindness,” he said, “an insistence that we don't see ethnic or racial difference and moreover we should not point ...

Hill still doesn't back away from his decision to axe the ethnic clubs in the mid 1990's from the NSL when under his reign Soccer Australia attempted to broaden football's supporter base. “Australian fans just felt like they didn't belong,” he said. “The great thing about Australian sport and supporters of ...
The Australian government, in particular, looks much as it did in the 1960s, before the end of the White Australia policy, which restricted nonwhite .... should not point out ethnic or racial difference — and that stifles examination and prevents Australians from taking more muscular action on multiculturalism.”.
But the evidence emerging suggests that the principle that has guided Australia's modern migration – that it be avowedly blind to race, ethnicity and religion – appears to be eroding, particularly in the application of the humanitarian ... The Rohingyan ethnic minority in Myanmar are largely farmers too.
TRANGIE, AUSTRALIA (AFP) - In a sweltering shed on an Australian farm near the rural town of Trangie, Emma Billet drags a nervous sheep from a waiting pen to her shearing station. She is the ... "The advent of social media has also helped to celebrate the gender and ethnic diversity in shearing sheds.".

When I was a child, it grew increasingly common to see ethnic minorities parodied in Australia, often by the people from within that minority themselves. Nick Giannopoulos, a Greek-Australian, decided to reclaim the racist term "wog", used in Australia to describe people of ethnic minorities, generally from ...
Compulsory voting and enrollment have been credited with giving Australia relatively stable, moderate leaders for most of its history, according to Stewart Jackson, a lecturer in the department of government and international relations at the University of Sydney. He said that aspiring Australian politicians ...
Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide state of emergency after mobs of Sinhalese, the majority ethnic group, attacked dozens of Muslim businesses and houses, and at least one mosque. [The New York Times]. • Australia and East Timor will sign a treaty that establishes the first-ever maritime border between the ...
"The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar," UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said after a four-day visit to refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district.
An excerpt of the speech was published in advance in The Australian newspaper. Mr Tudge said the government wanted migrants to “integrate” but not to “assimilate” and lose their home culture. He also warned against allowing a 'separatist' version of multiculturalism, where people come with “little desire ...
Myanmar's armed forces have faced international condemnation and accusations of ethnic cleansing in recent months for perpetrating a fresh wave of ... debate, with just under a fortnight to go until polling day in the South Australian election, writes Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's leader, is due to visit Sydney this month for the Asean-Australia special summit. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Thursday the Myanmar government's treatment of the Rohingya people is expected to be discussed. Australian allies including the US, UK, ...
As an activist in the Chinese community since 1984, my conclusion is that the commodification of the ethnic vote is the real culprit. ... It is, perhaps, better to speak of multi-ethnicities, instead of cultures, as we have one Australian culture, and all imported creeds need to cleanly align with the mainstream; ...
Being an Australian study, it also showed that parent ethnicity and the timing of migration to Australia from Asia were associated with food allergy in adolescents. “This has previously been reported in both infants and five- to six-year-old children from the same region, and the persistence of this association ...
“The panic about African youth crime has undoubtedly done significant damage to racial harmony in Melbourne and Australian society more generally,” he said. “There is never anything to be gained from focusing excessively on ethnicity and race around discussions around crime - there is very little to be ...


 

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