Kiwi race case thrown out
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.