Asian-Australian Discrimination Has Always Been an Issue

In a recent survey by the Scanlon Institute, Australians show to be supportive and embrace diversity regarding countries of origins, cultures and religions.

However, while most Australians are indeed for diversity, the survey reveals differences in perspectives between Asian-Australians born in Australia and overseas in terms of their experience of discrimination during and prior the pandemic. 

Most outstanding data from the survey shows that Asian-Australians born overseas feel that the discrimination is “about the same” and that it is a “very big problem” or a “fairly big problem.”

Joined by the overall winner of the 40-under-40 award most influential Asian-Australian in 2020, international and domestic barrister specializing in criminal and human right law, with nearly 10 years of international pro bono work and her ongoing contributions as an international Civil Party Counsel at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia and human rights champion, Lyma Nguyen talks about her journey and results from the survey.


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