IMG awarded $40,000 in landmark racial discrimination case

AFTER more than two years of legal wrangling, the verdict is in: the ACT did racially discriminate against an experienced Chinese-born doctor whom it overlooked for a hospital internship.

In a landmark ruling that could have knock-on effects for selection policies elsewhere, a territory tribunal awarded Dr Qinlin Wang $40,000 compensation and found the ACT guilty of discrimination over its internship selection policy.

Dr Wang, aged in his 50s, will be eligible for even more money should he not be considered for future internship intakes based on his merits, ACT Civil and