Sunday, January 24, 2010

Australian denialism- Yes they did actually say that!!!*

(images from New Matilda)
"Australia has rarely seen domestic discrimination based on race or culture"

Tony Abbott in a speech to the Australia Day Council, 20/1/2010

"Regrettably, there have been some incidents recently. Let's accept that, but let's put it into context. My last figures, I stand to be corrected on this, is that we had something like more than 100,000 Indian students in this country, and so we've had a number of incidents, but let's keep this into context and also in context of, let's call it the broader incidences of violence to students of other ethnic backgrounds, acts of violence against Australian students, acts of violence in particular parts of our large cities at any given time of day. I think it's important to keep all of this in its context..."
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, comments at a doorstop interview in response to a journalists question about ongoing violent attacks on Indian students (following an Australia Day speech January 21, 2010)

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