Statement on recent St Kilda protests

The business community condemns racist demonstrations in Melbourne over the weekend.

Migrants are valued members across the entire community, including in the business sector, where they are some of our most distinguished leaders.

Successive waves of immigration have helped build Australia, making it more tolerant, more prosperous and a stronger country.

Despite the actions of a small group of extremists over the weekend, Australians overwhelmingly support the fair and non-discriminatory immigration program that has benefited this country for decades.