Zacharias Szumer

Zacharias Szumer

Zacharias is a Melbourne-based writer who covers everything from climate politics to club music for Jacobin, Overland, The Quietus, Cyclic Defrost and more.

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Coronavirus: Australia warns against ivermectin use as imports of drug increase tenfold

Some residents are using encrypted messaging services to find black-market stores and doctors who will prescribe the antiparasitic.

Some residents are using encrypted messaging services to find black-market stores and doctors who will prescribe the antiparasitic.

Coronavirus: Australia warns against ivermectin use as imports of drug increase tenfold
5 Sep 2021 - 10:04PM
Australia lures Asians to farm labour with new agriculture visa and path to permanent residency

The new visa is targeted primarily at Asians, but advocate groups warn this may be partly due to perceptions they are ‘easier to control and cheaper’.

The new visa is targeted primarily at Asians, but advocate groups warn this may be partly due to perceptions they are ‘easier to control and cheaper’.

Australia lures Asians to farm labour with new agriculture visa and path to permanent residency
30 Aug 2021 - 6:05AM
Coronavirus spreads anti-Chinese feeling in Southeast Asia, but the prejudice goes back centuries

For now their detractors’ only weapons are words, but Chinese in Southeast Asia have suffered violence in past economic crises. Such racial bias has a long history – it was European colonists who saw Chinese as the ‘Jews of Asia’.

For now their detractors’ only weapons are words, but Chinese in Southeast Asia have suffered violence in past economic crises. Such racial bias has a long history – it was European colonists who saw Chinese as the ‘Jews of Asia’.

Coronavirus spreads anti-Chinese feeling in Southeast Asia, but the prejudice goes back centuries
30 Apr 2020 - 6:14PM