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wtf?[edit]

Ok. Wtf is the picture of JACKIE CHAN doing in the thumbnail picture? Absolutely no direct relation to the article apart from the fact that he's Asian, ffs. Dagari 13:00, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

LOL. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Coojah 09:15, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

jackie's parents emigrated to australia in the 60s, though i doubt jackie has australian citizenship? Rachael

Being an Asian-Australian myself i prefer we adopt him anyway, no matter who he is on paper... User:Arc 22:07, 1 April 2007 (AEST)

Deletion of summary information[edit]

I am not an asian Australian (don't even live in Australia), but it strikes me that this suggested deletion goes too far, despite the editor having a query about the definition of the ethnic group--Calabraxthis 00:25, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

White Asians shouldn't be included[edit]

I think that White Asians (Northern Indians, Northern Pakistanis, Afghanis, Persians (Iran), Turks, Jews, Arabs...) shouldn´t be included as they have more in common with White Europeans (in fact Persians (Iranians), Northern Indians, Pakistanis and Afghans are Indo-Europeans like the English... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.53.111.123 (talk) 22:20, 20 July 2008 (UTC)


Citation needed?[edit]

I removed the following "They are very fond of the song Centerfold (song)." as I suspect it's mischievous - see also Centerfold page. At the very least, needs a citation if it put back 122.107.58.27 (talk) 06:57, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Asians[edit]

In Australia, the common informal definition of an Asian (non-ABS definition) is someone from East and South East Asia. It does not include South Asians!210.49.65.41 (talk) 11:54, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Deleting violence section[edit]

I am going to delete violence against Asians section. I'm all for having such a section here provided it has sensible and specific material. The section in its current state only includes references to attacks on people of west and south Asian origin in the US after September 11. I'm not sure if someone is trying to be funny or is someone is really that daft but it doesn't belong in an article about Asian Australians. If anyone is going to make entries to race-based attacks on Asians in Australia, it needs to be appropriately referenced with contemporary examples that show more than just a couple of isolated incidents and with evidence that they are indeed race-based. (HRS8719 (talk) 00:29, 17 October 2011 (UTC))

Asians are not Australian[edit]

There is no such thing as an asian-Australian. Australians are an ethnocultural group of people who are descended from the first fleet of Europeans from 1788. They later went on to found the Federation of Australia. Asians who live in Australia are still asian. If a cat is born in a stable does that make it a horse?--Collingwood26 (talk) 12:44, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

What's an Asian? HiLo48 (talk) 01:33, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Wow that's some racism right there. By your definition Collingwood26, there aren't many Australians in Australia then. Maybe a few thousandSir Langan (talk) 00:40, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Don't worry too much about this Sir Langan. For this sort of thing and some other misdemeanours User:Collingwood26 is now blocked indefinitely. HiLo48 (talk) 01:07, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Asian Australian demographics[edit]

OK. Here I am. Now, what was the issue with the information I added again?

Firstly, this is the place where you need to tell us all about the change you want to make, especially if it's a major one. (And yours was.) Tells us what it is, why, and what sourcing you have. Then await others' responses. Allow a discussion to occur.
Secondly, let's get some better Wikipedia etiquette going here. Can you please electronically sign all your posts on Talk pages by typing ~~~~ at the end. That's what I'm about to do here. See my signature...-> ? HiLo48 (talk) 21:20, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Nothing to extreme i just wanted a source more dependable than some vague BBC article. Journalists aren't known to do deep research, so i wanted to hear from an expert in the field. Bernard Salt wrote multiple books on Australian demographics, so his work does seem to have more authenticity. You can check out some of his work on youtube. Szekszter (talk) 01:46, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
But it WAS extreme. Your edit reduced the number of Asian Australians by almost a half. That's a big change tp the article. Obviously some definitional aspect was involved. Is it about Indians not being Asians? HiLo48 (talk) 02:19, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
It is what it is. 10% of the population have full or partial Asian ancestry. That's just 2% less, than the previous. I didn't view that as extreme. Szekszter (talk) 02:55, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
No, the edits I reverted that first got you arguing are shown here. That shows a reduction from 2.4 million to 1.228 million, or 12% to 6%. HiLo48 (talk) 03:30, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
That is the number of FOREIGN BORN asians. On the other hand, 10% is the total number of foreign Born + asians born to parent(s) that immigrated to Australia after the White Australia policy was repelled. That is why I added(including partial asian ancestry)Szekszter (talk) 03:44, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
But can you explain why the number halved? HiLo48 (talk) 04:03, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
The numbers didn't halve. They were never that high to begin with. 10% is like 2.1 million including Aussie and foreign born. 6% is only the foreign born. Szekszter (talk) 04:27, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah, so you have extensively restructured the text. I am beginning to see. And you claimed it was a minor edit. LOL. That's why it needed to be discussed here FIRST. HiLo48 (talk) 05:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm beginning to see your definition of 'extensive' is different to mine. It's not like I added a whole new paragraph. I just corrected the existing data with the newest information available. Szekszter (talk) 05:08, 24 December 2013 (UTC)