Osmond Chiu

Publications + Events


The Interpreter (23 March 2021). Australian politics should be as diverse as its people. Lowy Institute

The China Story (23 February 2021). Negative feelings towards Chinese immigrants show our debates do not happen in a vacuum

Canberra Times (26 January 2021). Surely I can't be the only ambivalent Australian republican?

Silent Dialogue (December 2020). On Roots and Routes: Navigating Identity as Part of the Chinese Diaspora

Meanjin (21 October 2020). Abetz’s questioning tests our democracy

Sydney Morning Herald (15 October 2020). I was born in Australia. Why do I need to renounce the Chinese Communist Party?

Emma Dawson and Janet McCalman (eds.) (29 September 2020) 'Rebuilding the Public Sector', in What Happens Next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19

The China Story (10 August 2020). COVID-19 has led to widespread incidents of anti-Asian racism in Australia

Jacobin Magazine (28 July 2020). Locking Out the Left: The Emergence of National Factions in Australian Labor

Canberra Times (27 July 2020). One of the biggest open secrets in Australian public policy

Pearls & Irritations (25 June 2020). Confronting anti-Asian racism shows Australia’s commitment to democratic values

The China Story (15 April 2020). COVID-19 racism echoes historical anti-Chinese sentiment

South China Morning Post (2 March 2020). Australia’s watershed political moment: welcoming Asian-Australians to the table

China Matters (January-February 2020). What should Australia do about its politics being too white?

Canberra Times (3 December 2019). Community wealth building offers a way forward for progressives

Overland (22 October 2019). Old racism in a new language: the state of Sinophobia in Australia

Tocsin (October 2019). Left Out?

Peril Magazine (21 August 2019). Agitators and organisers: untold histories of Chinese migrant workers in Australia

Guardian Australia (24 July 2019). The imperative for progressives? Bold action on inequality, democracy and climate

Policy Network (23 May 2019). Australian Labor’s shock defeat

Tribune Magazine (19 May 2019). Australian Labor’s Miliband Moment

Meanjin (20 March 2019). Eliminating Racism: Or As We Call It, Harmony

Crikey (12 March 2019). Welcome to the new Milibandism

Eureka Street (11 February 2019). Australia needs its own Green New Deal

Eureka Street (5 December 2018). Kerryn Phelps' middle-class populism

Jacobin Magazine (5 November 2018). The Third Way Isn’t Dead Yet

SBS Voices (27 August 2018). Returning to Chinese school as an adult

Eureka Street (13 August 2018). Free expression is a workplace issue too

Guardian Australia (17 July 2018). CEOs don't understand how angry workers feel about executive pay

Osmond Chiu, Victoria Fielding and Eugene Stroinovsky (eds.) (30 June 2018). Preparing to Govern: ideas for the next NSW Labor Government. Australian Fabians

Eureka Street (25 May 2018). Robots are not the real threat to work

Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 2018). We need different faces in Parliament

Eureka Street (10 November 2017). It's time to revisit free education

Eureka Street (16 September 2017). Battling the Pauline Hanson battler myth

Osmond Chiu and Victoria Fielding (eds.) (29 July 2017). A new vision for NSW: ideas for the next NSW Labor Government. Australian Fabians

Whitlam Institute (13 July 2017) 'The Impact of Economic Rationalism on the Australian Public Service: from 1991 to the present', in Economic Rationalism in Canberra: Twenty-Five Years On

Australian Journal of Public Administration (13 May 2017). A Portrait of Failure: Ongoing Funding Cuts to Australia's Cultural Institutions, Vol 77(1), co-authored with Kristin van Barneveld

Junkee (20 March 2017). The Real Story Behind Harmony Day: How John Howard Depoliticised Anti-Racism

Eureka Street (18 March 2016). A new year, a new Bill?

New Matilda (16 June 2015). Those Decrying Chinese Homebuyers Fight Only For Their Own Privilege

New Matilda (14 March 2014). Are Primaries Really The Answer To Labor's Woes?

New Matilda (6 November 2013). Unions NSW Are Right To Challenge O'Farrell

LabourList (26 November 2010). There’s no Australian evidence that AV leads to a lower turnout

Media and Interviews

Anthony Galloway (13 April 2020). Anti-Chinese racism hinders efforts to counter foreign interference: Paterson. Sydney Morning Herald

Nick Bonyhady (11 April 2021). Wrestling with free speech, racism and China on university campuses. Sydney Morning Herald

D'oh Kapital (17 March 2021). Episode 9 - Aaaand we're back (w/ guest Osmond Chiu).

Naaman Zhou (4 March 2021). Death threats, distrust and racism: how anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia 'seeped into the mainstream'. Guardian Australia

Anthony Galloway (3 March 2021). ‘Deeply concerning’: One in five Chinese Australians threatened or attacked during coronavirus. Sydney Morning Herald

Frances Mao (31 December 2020). Australia-China row: 'I'm Australian - why do I need to prove my loyalty?'. BBC News

Nino Bucci and Yang Tian (4 December 2020).'Double-bind': Chinese-Australians face difficult times as tensions grow. Guardian Australia

Ahmed Yussuf (13 November 2020). Asian Australian group calls on the government to condemn Senator Eric Abetz. The Feed SBS

Samuel Yang (13 November 2020). Petition with 25,000 signatures calling on Prime Minister to condemn Eric Abetz delivered to Scott Morrison. ABC News

Q&A (9 November 2020). Politicians, Presidents and the Palace. ABC TV

Tom Ballard (30 October 2020). Like I'm A Six Year Old

John Power (29 October 2020). Canberra’s top foreign affairs bureaucrat accuses China of seeking to stoke ethnic divisions in Australia. South China Morning Post

SBS (22 October 2020). SBS World News

ABC (22 October 2020). AM. ABC Radio National

Bang Xiao and Stephen Dziedzic (22 October 2020). Senator Eric Abetz's controversial questions about loyalty rattle Chinese communities in Australia. ABC News Online

Osman Faruqi and Madeline Hayman-Reber (19 October 2020). Read the Room. Triple R

Adam Holmes (18 October 2020). Senator Eric Abetz accused of 'racist' questioning of Chinese Australians during Senate inquiry. The Advocate

Su-Lin Tan (15 October 2020). Senator insists Chinese-Australians condemn CCP at inquiry on diaspora issues, sparking backlash. South China Morning Post

Naveen Razik (15 October 2020). 'Race-baiting McCarthyism': Eric Abetz slammed for asking Chinese Australians to denounce Communist Party during diaspora inquiry. SBS News

David Donaldson (29 July 2020). Overcoming the ‘no alternative’ myth: how de-privatisation is already occurring for failing services. The Mandarin

Naaman Zhou (24 July 2020). Asian Australians threatened and spat on in racist incidents amid coronavirus. Guardian Australia

Jason Om (24 July 2020). Report reveals racist abuse experienced by Asian Australians during coronavirus pandemic. ABC News

ABC TV (23 July 2020). Australian Chinese facing growing racism due to COVID-19 pandemic. 7.30

Su-Lin Tan (7 July 2020). Chinese-Australians hunt white men who hit Asian delivery rider. South China Morning Post

Ben Packham and David Swan (29 June 2020). Fighting Fake News. The Australian

Joanna McCarthy and Erin Handley (28 June 2020). We asked about racist incidents since COVID-19 started. You offered solutions to the problem. ABC News

Leon Delaney (23 June 2020). The Leon Delaney Drive Show. 2CC

Kirsten Lawson (22 June 2020). WeChat the channel for China disinformation campaigns. Canberra Times

Cassandra Power (17 June 2020). China’s warnings of racism rejected as ‘disinformation’. Canberra Weekly

ABC Radio National (14 June 2020). Why Australia's spies think the far right could find a foothold during coronavirus. Background Briefing

Su-Lin Tan (13 June 2020). China, Australia and the US are using racism as a political football. South China Morning Post

SBS (11 June 2020). SBS Radio

Max Koslowski (11 June 2020) 'A wake-up call and opportunity': Call for a national anti-racism strategy as complaints grow. Sydney Morning Herald

Tom Stayner (10 June 2020). A broad coalition of community groups is backing calls for a new anti-racism strategy SBS News

SBS (8 June 2020). SBS World News

Max Koslowski (7 June 2020). Almost 400 anti-China attacks since pandemic began. Sydney Morning Herald

Naaman Zhou (1 June 2020). Anti-Asian racism surges in NSW. Guardian Australia

Jodie Stephens and Ashlea Witoslawski (27 May 2020). COVID-19 racism prompts NSW campaign. Australian Associated Press

Postponed Not Silenced (24 May 2020). COVID-19 Racism

Shoes Off Podcast (13 May 2020). COVID-19 and Australia's history of racism

Ben Schneiders and Clay Lucas (13 May 2020). Asian-Australian groups report surge in racist abuse, assaults during pandemic, The Age

FBI Radio (9 May 2020). BackChat

ABC Radio National (7 March 2020). Saturday Extra

7am (27 February 2020). How coronavirus feeds Australian racism

ABC Radio Sydney (27 February 2020). Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck

3AW (26 February 2020). Drive with Tom Elliot

Katie Burgess (26 February 2020). Australia's 'too white' politics can't deal with foreign interference, Canberra Times

ABC News 24 (25 February 2020). ABC News Afternoons

Nick Bonyhady (25 February 2020). Report calls for preselection targets to elect more culturally diverse MPs, Sydney Morning Herald

Maani Truu (25 February 2020). Calls for Australian political parties to introduce a 20 per cent target for non-white candidates, SBS News

Triple R - 102.7FM (23 October 2019). The Rap

Claire Capel-Stanley (19 June 2019). Clock ticking, climate policy awaits a reboot. Green New Deal, or pipe dream?, The Citizen

Tally Room (24 March 2019). Podcast #21 – NSW election results

Tally Room (9 August 2018). Podcast #5 – Voter representation choices and Gilmore

RN Drive (30 April 2018). Does Australian parliament need a diversity quota? ABC Radio National

Rosanna Ryan and Alex McClintock (6 November 2017). 100 years after the Russian Revolution, what do millennials see in socialism? RN

Previous Events

Migrant Workers Conference 2020: Pandemic, Recession and Social Safety Nets (23 November 2020), Session 1: Surviving the Pandemic

Deakin Human Rights and Refugees Society (14 August 2020), Racism in Modern Australia

The Economic and Labour Relations Review (12 June 2020), Green New Deals? The role of and limitations on the Commonwealth Government in an Australian Green New Deal, Green New Deal Special Issue – Digital Workshop

Australian Communities Foundation (27 March 2020), Tackling Inequality Learning Circle - China: Power, Human Rights and Racism in Australia

NSW Fabians (13 February 2020), A Green New Deal for Australia?

Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney (4 February 2020), Australia China Relations: The State of Play

Chifley Research Centre (8 December 2019). 'Inclusive Patriotism', Towards 2022: Ideas for Labor and Australia

Sydney Young Labor (20 October 2019). Green New Deal Panel: Climate Struggle and the Labour Movement

16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (4 October 2019). “Show and Tell”: A short history of the ACT Left Caucus

Committee for the Economic Development of Australia [South Australia] (6 May 2019) Artificial intelligence and ethics: the future of work

GetUp! (17 November 2018). Future To Fight For

Australia Institute (17 October 2018). 2018 Revenue Summit - Panel #2: Options for increasing Revenue

Australian Human Rights Commission (12 June 2018). National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony

Sydney Ideas (27 November 2017). Digital Rights: what are they, and why do we need them?