Greens attack Abbott's xenophobic action plan
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott's new election campaign television advertisement is xenophobic.
The advertisement promises action on ‘illegals', singling out the nations of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.
"This campaign is xenophobic," said Senator Brown.
"It's a sign of things to come in the election campaign from the Coalition.
"It is not illegal for people to seek asylum.
"Mr Abbott is suggesting that Australia renege on its obligations under the UN convention on refugees.