Monday, 21 January 2013

Tokenism, Gillard-Style

Today Julia Gillard has intervened in the Senate pre-selection process and chosen Nova Peris as a Senate candidate for the Northern Territory.

It never hurts to put these things through my patented Media Bias Translator™:

INDIGENOUS Australian and Olympian Nova Peris is set to stand as the Liberal Party's number one Senate candidate in the Northern Territory after the intervention of Tony Abbott.
Abbott said he had exercised his discretion to make a “captain's pick” in selecting Ms Peris to run for the seat.
He has asked Liberal chiefs to approve the move by [dumping the longstanding Liberal incumbent], overruling local preselection processes and expediting Ms Peris's application for membership of the party.
Mr Abbott said he was troubled that the Liberal Party had never been represented in the federal parliament by an indigenous Australian female.
"I am determined that at the 2013 election we change that,” he said.

 Now watch Q & A go into meltdown.

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