Racism in Australia: filling data gaps

Jehonathan Ben, Amanuel Elias, Mandy Truong, Fethi Mansouri, Nida Denson, Yin Carl Paradies

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Racism is a social force that continues to shape Australian society. Data on racism in Australia have grown considerably over the last two decades, but several gaps remain that relate to their collection, analysis, and overall utility. This Issues Paper is informed by an ongoing stocktake review of racism data in Australia, and specifically in Victoria, focused on self-reported data collected through survey-based research and routine initiatives by government, community and other organisations¹. We point to a number of areas where racism data remain under-collected, including gaps that should be filled as a matter of urgency in the context of COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationCRIS Issues Papers
PublisherCentre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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