Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Must not mention the high rate of unemployment and welfare dependency among Australian minorities
Groups from a black and a brown race have been attacking one another in Brisbane in recent days, causing the police a lot of trouble
THE federal MP at the centre of a social media storm after he tweeted about the Logan racial tensions has sought to clarify his position.
On Monday night, Andrew Laming, the MP for Bowman, tweeted: "Mobs tearing up Logan. Did any of them do a day's work today, or was it business as usual and welfare on tap?"
At 9.45am today. Mr Laming tweeted: "To clarify: Working together to resolve these riots the priority. Training and a chance for jobs are key."
Earlier, the Federal Government condemned Mr Laming or posting inflammatory comments about racial tensions in Logan, south of Brisbane, on Twitter.
The opposition's spokesman for indigenous health posted remarks on the social networking site on Monday night, after clashes between Aboriginal and Pacific Islander communities at Logan.