Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh is set to hold talks with Queensland’s senior police and community leaders over the ongoing attacks on Indians in this Australian state.

Media reports said Queensland’s political leaders have defended Australia saying it is not a racist country.

The comments came after report of the Indian High Commissioner would attend a meeting with senior police and community leaders in the state.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said she believed that the country was a very tolerant and encompassing community.

“But racism from time to time does rear its ugly head,” she said.

Brisbane City Council Mayor Campbell Newman also agreed to the view, saying at an Australia Day event that he did not believe Australia was a racist country.

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