Critically acclaimed stage and screen actor Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 48, has told BuzzFeed News that she was left humiliated and angry after four taxis refused to pick her up in Sydney on Saturday.
The incident took place at around 10:30pm, after Lawford had finished rehearsals for upcoming Sydney Theatre Company production, The Secret River, directed by Neil Armfield.
A frustrated Lawford-Wolf then had to resort to asking a nearby group of non-Indigenous people to stand with her and hail a taxi.
Lawford-Wolf is the latest high-profile Indigenous person calling out discrimination within the taxi industry. Veteran Aboriginal stage actor Jack Charles has been lobbying to introduce comprehensive cultural awareness training for drivers.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.
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