Racism in Australia: December 2012/January 2013

A monthly collection of stories from Australia about racism, curated by All Together Now and published on Storify.

Racism in Australia — Dec/Jan 2013

A collection of stories from Australia about racism, curated by All Together Now http://www.alltogethernow.org.au/

Storified by All Together Now· Wed, Feb 06 2013 21:35:52

Racial tension fears after teenager dies in a hit-and-run outside a house party in Logan, Queensland http://bit.ly/Tw7S6PSBS News
Ritchie apologizes for #racist comments : Never too late to make amends! #cricket http://bit.ly/VpxuYGAll Together Now
A taxi driver refused to take Gurrumul, his manager told @774melbourne . Another eg of Melbourne’s terrible taxi issues. Racism too commonAndrea Hamblin
Award-winning singer Geoffrey #Gurrumul Yunupingu refused a taxi last night, according to his manager – who blames racism #GuthrieABC Radio Melbourne
Jones fails to dismiss racism complaintBroadcaster Alan Jones. Controversial broadcaster Alan Jones has failed in his bid to dismiss a complaint of racial vilification brought …
Indian migrants new biggest group http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/indian-migrants-new-biggest-group-20121204-2atsk.html via @canberratimesAll Together Now

20th anniversary of Paul Keating’s Redfern speech…

20 years after Keating’s speech, "it’s a thing through small things, big things will happen" Gail Mabo said http://bit.ly/VxHkBT #RedfernAll Together Now
Against the odds, pluses from park pinnacleIllustration: michaelmucci.com When I was a law student in the late 1980s, it was an urban myth that taxi drivers wouldn’t take you to Re…

Impact of racism on Australian society…

Research shows that racism affects us all – ABC South West WA – Australian Broadcasting CorporationRacism affects the workplace and can increase crime according to Australian research A recent example of racism which again highlighted t…
Racist violence and social class in AustraliaIt’s highly likely that by now you would have seen the video that went viral of several individuals racially abusing and threatening a Fr…
Fantastic! @AusHumanRights Melbourne Bus Company at Centre of Racist Abuse Video Signs Up To National Anti-Racism… http://humanrights.gov.au/about/media/media_releases/2012/114_12.htmlAll Together Now
Racism – It Stops With Me- RT if it stops with you?Racism.ItStopsWithMe

Racism in sport happens more and more often…

Police to probe A-League racist claim : The World Game on SBSAdelaide United has called in police after Wellington Phoenix striker Paul Ifill claimed he was racially abused by fans during his side’s…
The only way to stamp out racism in soccer is to suspend players and ban fans from watching their teams http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/racism-calls-for-a-tough-response-20121217-2bivh.htmlCastan Centre

What people are saying about racism…

Racism calls for a tough response. Intolerable anywhere, especially in sport. http://www.theage.com.au/sport/-2bivh.htmlMalcolm Fraser
"If we are to Close The Gap then racism is one area that must be addressed with as much vigour as Health & Education" http://is.gd/DrI4zbAll Together Now
Racism, Gurrumul and #TheDrumYesterday I posted the article below about a racist incident that saw Indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu refused service by …
is Australia safe for Koreans? >> "South Koreans question ‘racist’ attacks" http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/asia/south-koreans-question-racist-attacksAll Together Now
Speaking before Parliamentary Inquiry for @ASRC1 today on offshore processing. Will focus on its illegality, persecutory nature & ending itkon karapanagiotidis
RT @DIACAustralia Did you know Australia’s migrants have the lowest unemployment rate of migrants in any OECD country?All Together Now
Racism has no place in Wagga’s bright futureTHE rant by the Australia First Party last week about the proposed Chinese development in Wagga is a sad reflection of the underlying rac…
Good friend @francisventura is copping a lot of abuse for calling out racism. It ain’t easy but someone’s got to do it.Jonathan Brown
PSA: It’s important to choose your battles, i believe this strongly. It’s crucial to instinctively choose to battle racism every single timeHebah
Give Logan kids a chance or they’ll fulfil your bad stereotypesOur family moved to Woodridge in 1974. I was four-years-old. It was normal not to have shoes, it was normal to be given breakfast sometim…

Latest activities of All Together Now

our activities to promote the prevention of racism over the next six months http://eepurl.com/ups1rAll Together Now
One Parramatta | One Parramatta talk and listen for more respectEpisode 5 of One Parramatta, talk, listen and share it to reduce racism!
Episode 5 – One Parramatta | One Parramatta talk and listen for more respect http://oneparramatta.com/episode-5/ #wibiya via @via @alltognowAndy Minh Trieu
Great work @alltognow and #OneParramatta promoting prevention of racism: we need to talk and listen http://oneparramatta.com/episode-5/Challenging Racism
How to address denial of racism | All Together NowJacqueline Nelson at the University of Western Sydney’s Challenging Racism project has recently published a report "Denial of racism and …
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1 thought on “Racism in Australia: December 2012/January 2013”

  1. All countries exercise racial discrimination to a greater or lesser degree. As a child growing up in Australia, I was frequently abused as “ching chong china man.”As an intern, I looked after the child of a fellow student who had repeatedly hurled racial abuse and spat at me as I left for home from school on the bus. During the week of Typhoon Haiyan, a man mimicked paddling a kayak to a Filipino colleague whilst maliciously heckling him to “row back to where you came from.” A would-be parliamentarian categorically declared that asylum seekers were clogging up the traffic in western Sydney. A published letter in the Murdoch Press pronounced that Australia’s already curtailed foreign aid could be redirected from Indonesia if did not allow boats to be turned away from Australian shores. The public demand the vivid suffering of the outbound passage to Christmas Island to be repeated to satisfy the cruel mandate of “Operation Sovereign Borders.” The elephant in the room is racial prejudice, and one wonders whether Australia could be so cruelly stringent if a boatload of British, American or European people beached here. The maltreatment of boat borne asylum seekers better testifies to Australia’s entrenched suspicion of “the other.” One only has to look at the deplorable conditions Australia’s original inhabitants live in.


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