The Victorian Bar has released "The State of the Victorian Bar" survey, which includes diversity statistics for the Victorian Bar.
In particular, the statistics reveal 15% of surveyed members were born overseas, 37% had at least one parent born overseas, and 9% spoke a language other than English at home. The most common of those languages were Greek, Italian, French, German and Hebrew.
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Further, the Australian Human Rights Commission has recently released its updated report "Leading for Change", which follows its previous report released in 2016.
The report finds, for instance, that only 1.6% of Chief Executives in Australia have an Asian cultural background, compared to 21% of the Australian population that has an Asian cultural background.
The report includes statistics from the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (at pages 16-17, 20 and 28).
To read the report, please click here.