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Chinese-Australian Candidates for Parliament

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The Melbourne seat of Chisholm is poised to make history: Both candidates from the major parties are in a race to become the first Chinese-Australian woman in federal parliament's lower house.

Labor’s candidate, Taiwan-born Jennifer Yang said she'd be honoured to claim the title."I think it's about time our parliament reflects modern Australia, reflects the diversity of our country," she told SBS News.https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-chinese-australian-candidates-hoping-to-boost-cultural-diversity-in-parliament?fbclid=IwAR1_FJ1Z5KlXGVsCGXORhs4eA8ypeQtVucNfSplYGJchbDoWNu93UaQXsD4
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Voters should focus on the good things that the person can contribute to the government and Australia and not their background.
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What is your opinion on this?
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I'd prefer Australians vote not on the background/colour etc of an individual but their character and policies.
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I'd prefer Australians vote not on the background/colour etc of an individual but their character and policies.
Unfortunately, humans don't usually work like that. Which is why 'diversity'. Is so profoundly damaging in the long term to the idea of government based on self determination and rationalism. Politics becomes a collection of distinct identify groups endlessly squabbling about irreconcilable differences, while the ruling class laughs all the way to the bank.
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Yeah good idea. How about more Indigenous representation.
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A great idea, I would love Penny Wong to be our Prime Minister.
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A great idea, I would love Penny Wong to be our Prime Minister.
Remember you have to be an Australian citizen.
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A great idea, I would love Penny Wong to be our Prime Minister.
Absolutely awful idea, Penny is not what we need.
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A great idea, I would love Penny Wong to be our Prime Minister.
Good idea. She is very smart.
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So they can sell more of Australia off to China and other countries.
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So they can sell more of Australia off to China and other countries.
Basing one's policy due to their race = racism, you don't know a thing about them let alone their policies.
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