Ipswich restaurant owner Raj Sharma. Photo: David Nielsen/The Queensland Times
Queensland Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes has hit out at the alleged perpetrators of a racist attack in Ipswich west of Brisbane, saying they are a minority of ignorant rednecks.
Mr Elmes met with India Mehfil restaurant owner Raj Sharma on Wednesday, following an incident in which several young people allegedly racially abused and then spat on members of Mr Sharma's family.
"I am sick of this - my staff are sick of this," Mr Sharma told Mr Elmes.
"I have a restaurant in Brisbane and this does not happen there. None of us want to tolerate this any longer; you need to show stronger leadership."
Mr Elmes condemned racist attack, saying there were "one in 100 people - or maybe even less - who take that misguided redneck nonsense approach''.
Read more at The Queensland Times.