悉尼一些招租人根据种族和宗教偏好来寻找房客,这种行为是歧视性的,但令人意外的是,也是合法的。

据《每日邮报》报道,Gumtree和Flatmates.com.au等网站上挂出的招租信息对房客提出了一些要求,比如“只租给亚洲人”,“寻找印度人”或“只限穆斯林”。

Advertisements for rooms in Sydney (pictured) are appearing on reputable sites such as Gumtree and Flatmates.com.au are requesting renters with terms such as 'Asian only', 'seeking Indians' or 'only Muslims please'

大部分带有“种族歧视”意味的招租信息都是为悉尼西区和西南区的公寓及公寓楼寻找房客,招租人似乎以亚裔、印度裔或中东裔为主。

Gumtree有几十个房价只招亚裔或印度裔房客,有的还具体到种族,比如越南裔或孟加拉穆斯林。

其中一则Parramatta的招租信息就写道:“我们寻找穆斯林学生来合租(最好是来自印度、孟加拉或巴基斯坦,仅限穆斯林)。”

The majority of the 'racist' listings (pictured) are for apartments and unit blocks around the western and southwest Sydney areas and appear to be largely posted by people of Asian, Indian or Middle-Eastern descent

Liverpool一个房间的招租信息写道:“我想找越南裔或亚裔”,Lakemba的一则广告写道:“宽敞房间出租,穆斯林女孩优先。”

Flatmates.com.au上面也有这种歧视性广告,其中悉尼西北区Bella Vista一个房间只招穆斯林女性。

Dozens of rooms for rent on Gumtree request only Asian or Indian tenants while several specify exact ethnicity such as Vietnamese or Bangladeshi Muslim

“我们是来自巴基斯坦的穆斯林家庭寻找一位了解并尊重我们的文化与宗教价值观及道德观的穆斯林女性,”广告上写道。

The discriminatory listings have also been spotted on Flatmates.com.au - one particular advertisement for a room in Bella Vista in northwest Sydney asks for a Muslim female only (pictured)

一些招租人会把偏好藏在广告描述里,但有的公然把“只招印度人”或“亚洲人优先”挂在标题上。

This advertisement is seeking an Asian girl to share a room in Haymarket in Sydney's centre

根据新州公平交易厅的规定,招租人不得因种族、性别、怀孕或婚姻状况、残疾、性取向或年龄而歧视租客。

A listing in Parramatta (pictured) requests a Muslim student, preferably from India, Bangladesh or Pakistan

“每一个人在出租或租赁房屋时都应该享受公平的待遇。虽然房东和经纪人有权选择最合适的租客,但他们不能在房客申请租房的时候歧视房客,”规定里写道。

Many of the listings ask specifically for Asian, Muslim or Indian tenants (one room pictured)

不过,根据新州反歧视委员会的说法,州法律允许居住者根据种族和宗教来挑选室友,但房东和租赁机构这么做是违法的。

This Bankstown advertisement on Gumtree asks for 'only Muslims please'

委员会一名女发言人告诉《每日电讯报》,虽然这样的招租信息没有违法,但确实是“歧视”。“这是歧视,但不是违法的歧视。”

Some of the prejudiced tenants buried their ethnic preferences in the description of the advertisements, while some blatantly stated in the title 'Indians only' or 'Asians preferred' (One room pictured)

Flatmates.com.au一名发言人告诉《每日邮报》,他们希望会员能够找到让他们觉得“舒服”的室友,鼓励他们在广告里说明偏好。“Flatmates.com.au是一个包容的社区,所有成员都应该尊重对方,无论种族、性别、性别认同、宗教、年龄或性取向如何。”

Under NSW fair trading, tenants cannot be discriminated against because of law race, sex, pregnancy or marital status, disability, sexuality preferences or age (One room pictured)

“与人合住时,舒适感很重要,因此我们允许人们在寻找室友的时候表明自己的偏好,”他说道,“我们会对网站上的每一条信息进行审核,如果发现会员的行为违反了我们的社区章程,我们会删除他们的账号。”

This listing is asking for only Indians to take a room in Kogarah, Sydney