Ethnic minorities in Melbourne felt targeted by Victorian government referencing ‘large families’

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The ‘second wave’ in Victoria has subsided but some of the state’s ethnic communities have felt hurt by the government’s use of language around large families. Victoria has not recorded a positive case of COVID-19 in over three weeks.

And as the state rejoices over the success in containing the spread of the ‘second wave’, some members of Victoria’s multicultural communities are still feeling hurt by the Victorian government’s references surrounding big families making the state’s ‘second wave’ more difficult to contain.

The Feed spoke to members of Melbourne’s ethnic communities who say whenever ‘large families’ have been mentioned during the pandemic they believe it’s been code for ‘ethnic families’.

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