I am very disappointed at an anonymous suggestion made on news.com.au  tonight that ACL is the reason a number of MPs were linked to a Facebook racism controversy.

Like the MPs, ACL had also unwittingly accepted a Facebook friend request from the racist group Australia Isdying.

As an organisation we had no idea this group was amongst the almost 2000 friends we have on Facebook and they were obviously accepted by mistake. ACL abhors racism, supports religious freedom and believes Australia should increase its humanitarian intake of refugees.

As soon as we saw the news.com.au story tonight, we unfriended Australia Isdying.

It is a shame no attempt was made to contact us before publishing this anonymous racist slur.