Barriers to racial equality in Australia

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  • One in ten Australians (1.5 million of the nation’s adult population) believe that some races are inferior or superior to others.
  • 18 per cent of Australians surveyed said they had experienced discrimination because of skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. The most often reported location of discrimination was the neighbourhood (58 per cent), followed by shopping centres (42.8 per cent) and at work (39 per cent).
  • Of the 500 complaints lodged under the Racial Discrimination Act in 2012-2013, 192 related to incidents of racial hatred. This was a 59 per cent increase over the previous year, with a large proportion of the complaints (41 per cent) involving material on the Internet.
  • Around one in three (35 per cent) recent migrants said they faced hurdles in finding their first job. Of those who experienced difficulties:
    • 64 per cent reported a lack of Australian work experience or references,
    • 33 per cent experienced language difficulties
    • 23 per cent reported a lack of local contacts or networks
    • 15 per cent had difficulties having their skills or qualifications recognised.

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