Newman: No time for hate after Sydney 'criminal' attack

A LONE act undertaken by a lone criminal.

That is what Premier Campbell Newman wants Queenslanders to take away from the Sydney siege, as he called for the community to come together.

Calling the immediate future a time "for sympathy, for solidarity, for support", Mr Newman urged people to stand against hate, wherever they found it.

But he did not believe that bigots and the ignorant, such as the four Townsville men who made and displayed a racist sign on Tuesday following the siege, should be charged.

"This is a democracy, we believe in free speech and I think that in circumstances, a legal approach is the way to go," he said.

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