Qld State Premier Says Federal Immigration Minister Racist

Immigration Minister ‘racist’: Bligh

Tony Moore | Brisbane Times | October 5, 2007 – 11:29AM

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/immigration-minister-racist-bligh/2007/10/05/1191091328911.html

Premier Anna Bligh has launched a scathing attack on Federal Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, describing his comments about the Sudanese community as “racist” and as coming from the “deep south of America in the 1950s”.

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Mr Andrews earlier this week cut the number of African refugees to be accepted into Australia each year, citing the failure of Sudanese refugees to properly integrate as one of the reasons behind the decision.

It prompted talkback callers to raise minor crime issues and talk of Sudanese gangs – issues which have been dismissed by police in Queensland. [more …]

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Updated: 7 December 2007 — 05:57