After a period of relative harmony, Australia’s navigation of COVID-19 has entered stormy waters. Finger-pointing, point scoring and recriminations are the order of the day, even as this deadly virus pays no heed to its prey’s ideological tastes.
Divisive voices target multicultural communities, notably residents of Melbourne’s public housing towers subject to strict lockdown and economically precarious suburban working-class communities. Australians of Chinese and Asian heritage continue to endure racist attacks. Click here to read the full AFR article.