As the fifth Indian is attacked in a month, the Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke about the spate of alleged racial attacks against Indian students in Australia.
She said the attacks are not racist and that her government is helping Indian students.
she said that I have made a statement in the Parliament on Tuesday to ensure that all Indian students are safe and to send the message that international students are welcome here.
As a nation we condemn these cowardly attacks. The foreign minister has spoken to the premiere of Victoria about further action to assist Indian students.
We want to make sure that we send the message that Indian students are welcome here, safe here and have a good experience here.