Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Report finds ugly discrimination is on the rise, and we no longer listen to political leaders

Australia is a decent country where ugly discrimination is on the rise. We’re no longer listening when our leaders urge us to face down bigots in the interest of calm and good sense. Most of us embrace life in the new multiethnic Australia, but the constituency of those hostile to race is steadily growing.

That is the verdict of the Scanlon Foundation’s 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report published on Wednesday. The mission of the foundation is to measure how this migrant nation hangs together. The author of its reports is a leading expert on the impact of race in Australia, Andrew Markus of Monash University.

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