One young witness told the Commission they resorted to violence
because of “feeling tired and frustrated by the constant pressure to explain their ethnic identity or justify their choice of dress.” They admitted:
Sometimes when it gets really serious, like once I did something I regret … she discriminated against me so bad, I used violence against her and I regret that.
In workplaces, some participants complained
■ denied prayer breaks;
■ discriminated against because their qualifications (including medical) were from overseas;
■ refused changes of shifts to accommodate holy days and religious festivals; and
■ excluded from networking and team building opportunities because they didn’t drink.