Minister for things Multicultural, Joy Burch, is trying to put lipstick on a pig, celebrating a report showing Canberrans are less racist than the rest of Australia. (Higher average education might have more to do with that than innate Canberra awesomeness).
There was, however, a bit of an onion in the ointment:
Ms Burch noted that the study also raised some worrying statistics, particularly around anti-Muslim sentiment. While faring better than the rest of the country, Ms Burch said 41 per cent of ACT residents surveyed saying they had “anti Muslim concern” was disappointing.