A shocking video of a woman identified as Sue Wilkins racially abusing an Asian co-passenger on a train going from Newcastle to Sydney has surfaced on YouTube.
When 55-year-old Sue Wilkins rudely demanded some children on the train vacate their seats for her, a row broke out between her and their mother. In another video of the same incident, she said "Children are not to be sitting where there are adults sitting" while attempting to hit someone.
Kareem Abdul, the passenger who recorded and uploaded the footage online, said Wilkins kept "shouting expletives" and assaulted the mother, which resulted in more people getting involved.
Wilkins lost her rage and had a racial slur-smattered outburst, calling an unsuspecting Asian woman standing by her a "gook" and tugged her eyelids at her mockingly.
"He can't even get a regular (Aussie) girlfriend, it's so sad, he's got to get a gook," she said, followed by jeering laughter, to the Asian woman.
She then asked the woman why she came to "our country" and "what was wrong with Hong Kong?" followed shortly by mocking a Chinese accent saying, "We go back China".
Wilkins is apologetic and embarrassed of her behaviour
Once she realised she was being recorded, the racist commuter pulled out her camera phone and repeatedly said, "I can video too!" While recording, she panned the camera to the Asian woman and said, "She probably thinks she's rich!"
Wilkins later spoke to news website ninemsn and apologised, saying she had no excuse for her offensive behaviour and she was embarrassed.
She said: "It wasn't nice to say that to her because it's not nice when people say that to me ... call me white trash and fatso. I know how it hurts and I shouldn't be saying it to other people."
The video, posted on YouTube, has been viewed 90,000 views as of publication. Police have begun investigating the case.