Chinese in Australia have setup their own safety networks due to lack of police response

For the past year the Australian Chinese community have been utilising a volunteer safe response network on the WeChat social networking application. Worried Chinese commnunity members told me that the netwrok was created due to the lack of police assistance.

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The WeChat social page is named (紧急呼救 Jinjihujiu) ‘Emergency Help’. By subscribing to the WeChat page, you are able to to then instantly apply for a volunteer group for within your state.

selfhelpcontactforthenight.jpg Everyday there are designated call takers within the group who post their contact details. Upon receiving the details of an emergency, the call taker will send the closest volunteers within the vicinity of the incident.

An administrator of the volunteer project told me that they have a total of 30 000 members within more than 800 WeChat groups nationwide. He said the the network was growing rapidly every month, as Chinese people feel that local police are not apathetic to their situation.

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