Politicians Could Provoke Racist Attacks – Alastair Nicholson

Alastair Nicholson, the former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, says racial differences have been "exaggerated" as a result of recent troubles in the Middle East. "I think sometimes the weaker people in the community - or more stupid people - react in a very unfortunate way when that happens," - Kristian Silva via [...]

In Australia, new migrants fear walking alone at night

Australians are seen as nothing like the caring, friendly and hospitable mob so often assumed, with an extensive new survey of recent migrants reporting high levels of ethnic or religious discrimination. As the Abbott government prepares to strike down part of the racial discrimination law, the Monash University study has found many migrants regularly fear [...]