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Our special guests analyse the under-representation of Asian-Australians in politics and how it can be overcome.

The Asia Institute’s Dr Surjeet Dhanji presents a summary of her recent research on some of the individual, community and systemic barriers faced by Indian Australians seeking to enter politics.

We’ll then turn to a panel discussion of Asian-Australian politicians discussing their experiences: 

  • Gladys Liu MP, Federal Member for Chisholm

  • Kaushaliya Vaghela MP, State MP for Western Metro Region

  • Daniel Long Nguyễn, Former Mayor of the City of Yarra

Welcome:
Professor Andrew Rosser, Deputy Director and Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Moderator:
Melissa Conley Tyler, Research Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Main image: Australia Day parade. Credit: Gavin Anderson/Flickr.

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Asian Australians Australian parliament barriers to representation democracy politics