QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake has issued the following statement regarding a YouTube clip:
QUT does not condone the destruction of any religious artefacts. This was a personal view and action expressed in the person's own time.
The staff member is not an academic and does not work in an academic faculty. He does not associate himself with QUT in the clip. QUT is tolerant of all religions and welcomes staff and students from many countries to our university and regularly celebrates their cultures and religions.
The staff member is on leave. QUT is looking into the matter.
Media contact: Ian Eckersley, QUT media manager, 07 3138 2361, 0432754897