Friday, April 10, 2020

Chinese in Australia saving face reacting against anti-Chinese sentiments- a petition

Chinese in Australia saving face reacting against anti-Chinese sentiments- a petition 

#UnityOverFear during Covid-19

On 8 April, 16 prominent Asian Australians released an open letter calling for national unity during the corona pandemic. Now is the time for all Australians to get behind and involved in this initiative.
As we confront the COVID-19 pandemic, national unity across business and society is critical to our defence and recovery.
The recent rise of racial abuse and vilification of Asian Australians poses a threat to that unity.
We stand for reasonable debate and the promotion of social cohesion at a time of crisis. This petition will be sent to the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader and all members of Parliament for tabling in Parliament as a clear message that Australians are united against racism during the Corona Pandemic.
To allow abuse of any group to occur jeopardises our social cohesion at a time when we need it most. This is a time for all of us to come together. Add your name to stand in solidarity with the Asian community in Australia and send a clear message that you choose #UnityOverFear
Signatories to our original letter include:
Jason Yat-sen Li - Company director and advisor
Dr John Yu AC - Former Australian of the Year
Benjamin Law - Author and journalist
Su-Ming Wong - Investor and company director
Tony Ayres - Screenwriter and director
Annette Shun Wah - Writer and theatre maker
Albert Tse - Investor and company director
Albert Wong AM - Company director
Adam Liaw - Chef, author and presenter
Benjamin Chow AO - Company director
Wesa Chau - Innovator
William Yang - Photographer
Brad Chan - Company director
Jieh-Yung Lo- Writer and commentator
Claudia Chan Shaw - Designer, author, presenter
Dr Cindy Pan - GP and author

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