Kiwi race case thrown out

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A NEW Zealand wo­man has un­suc­cess­fully ar­gued that she was the vic­tim of racial dis­crim­i­na­tion af­ter be­ing la­belled a “Kiwi” by her col­leagues in Aus­tralia.

Julie Sav­age said she was dis­re­spected when her boss and co-work­ers called her “Kiwi” in­stead of her name.

But a tri­bunal ruled that she had not suf­fered un­fair treat­ment or dis­crim­i­na­tion at work.

A judge noted that the term – de­rived from the name of a flight­less bird na­tive to NZ – was com­monly used by New Zealan­ders them­selves.

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