It culminated in the death of one victim last week and accusations have been flying over the racist nature of the attacks and that the Australian government is doing little to prevent them.
Now adding fuel to the fire is a cartoon,courtesy of Prasad Radhakrishnan in India's Mail Today
which Australia has condemened as deeply offensive
The caricature was in response to Victoria police stating that it was unclear yet if the murder of 21-year-old Indian student Nitin Garg in a West Footscray Park was racially motivated.
According to them, the attacks could be random acts by opportunistic criminals.