Australia not immune to COVID-fuelled hate epidemic


Hate crimes against people of Asian origin have risen sharply around the world – in the United States, the words of former president Donald Trump have fuelled racism and violence against Asian Americans.

Meanwhile, anti-Asian racism is one of a number of types of hate which have been on the increase in Australia.

Civil engineering student and restaurant worker Quang Nguyen gives a personal account of life during COVID-19 as a first-generation Asian Australian.

He spoke to Achol Arok.