Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Open letter urges politicians to combat racism

A dozen prominent Australians have signed an open letter to the nation urging political and community leaders to work against racism.

The group includes Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall, former Victorian governor Sir James Gobbo and a number of academics.

The statement describes recent riots in Sydney as "symptomatic of deeply disturbing 'us and them' dichotomies in Australian society".

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