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Should the census ask about race? It's not a simple question and may reinforce 'racial' thinking

  • Written by Amrita Malhi, Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Unlike census questionnaires in the US, New Zealand and Canada, the Australian Census doesn’t include questions about “race” or “ethnicity” and asks instead about “ancestry”.

That may be about to change, with new Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles s...

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