Blair MP Shayne Neumann
Blair MP Shayne Neumann Rob Williams

Abbott backflip a win for first peoples, says Neumann

BLAIR MP Shayne Neumann has welcomed Tony Abbott's backflip on scrapping 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and says it is a win for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Mr Neumann said the Abbott Government's proposed changes would have given a green light to racism and bigotry and undermined the nation's journey to the constitutional recognition of Australia's first peoples.

He said the Abbott Government's proposed changes caused anxiety and concern for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around the country.

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