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     3   Chinese-Australians

Mr Giles, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises:

(a)        the significant contribution made by Chinese-Australians to Australia;

(b)        that all people in Australia, regardless of their ethnicity, cultural or religious background, deserve to be respected in our society;

(c)        that Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world and that Australia is strengthened by our diversity; and

(d)        the important role our multicultural communities have played in stopping the spread of the coronavirus;

(2)        notes that the COVID-19 crisis has seen a number of appalling racist attacks on Chinese-Australians;

(3)        condemns these shocking racist attacks; and

(4)        supports promoting a zero tolerance approach to racism in Australia.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.