According to a database of racist incidents against Asian Australians on 17/04/2020 published by The Guardian was 178 responses in two weeks’ time. It said the survey has received 12 reports a day since 2 April.
Chinese international student reported being abused verbally when wearing a mask waiting for a tram in Melbourne.
An Asian woman was punched in the face in Brisbane Queen Street Mall after she was accused having Covid-19.
A 55-year old man alleged being harassed and threatened with a whip outside the Chinese consulate in Sydney.
Every Australian should be treated equally notwithstanding any ethnic or racial groups. Asian Australians receive no better treatment by the disease. The coronavirus disease 2019 does not take racialised and discriminatory side, it creates fear to everyone in the World equally without borders rather than people’s colour or ethnic.
If you feel you are treated differently or worse than another person in a similar situation because of your race, you may lodge a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission on 1300 665 419 or email to email@example.com.