Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Not that I saw at all. - Aug 2020

I wouldn't want to be a non-native English speaker in this country, and if you are not white you might not want to come here either. Racism is more of the kid type than the KKK type. - May 2012

Australians might make the odd comment that comes across as prejudice to American ears, but I don't see any serious problems with discrimination. - May 2011

Yes, if your anything other than white you will not be treated as an equal 100% of the time. Australia is going through very big learning curve on racial equality. Only something like 5% of all Australians are something other than white, and they want to keep it that way. This is especially true of high school and junior high aged kids. We have several mixed couples at work and their kids hate it here. - Dec 2010

Noen that I'm personally aware of. - Nov 2010

Just a few. Like Europe, there is a real backlash against immigration, and there have been some attacks on Asians, Indian/Pakistanis, and Africans. - Apr 2010

Not that I know of. - Oct 2009

Canberra is not a very diverse town but people are friendly. - Apr 2009

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