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Poll shows Vanstone on wrong tack, say Greens

 Today's Newspoll showing that three quarters of Australians disagree with changes to our immigration laws should make the government change tack, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
 
"The widespread public opposition to these laws is because they are shaped to appease Jakarta and specifically aimed against West Papuans fleeing to Australia. The laws are racist and indecent," Senator Brown said.
 
"They cross the line of public approval and should be abandoned. The Greens will vigourously oppose Immigration Minister Vanstone's bill when it is dealt with by the Senate this week."
 
A Senate inquiry into the legislation is due to hand down its findings tomorrow.
 
Further information: Ebony Bennett 0409 164 603
Senator Brown will available for comment in Hobart from 3.30pm

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