Labor MP says party must ‘improve ethnic diversity’ after Kristina Keneally parachuted into Fowler

Victorian MP Peter Khalil says ALP needs to do better after sidelining of community candidate Tu Le sparks split within right faction

Victorian MP Peter Khalil has joined calls for the Labor party to do more to improve ethnic diversity in parliament after Kristina Keneally was parachuted into the seat of Fowler.

, Labor MP says party must ‘improve ethnic diversity’ after Kristina Keneally parachuted into Fowler, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Khalil, the son of Egyptian migrants, said non-Indigenous people of colour made up only 4.1% of the federal parliament “compared to us being 21% of the Australian population”, and the party needed to do better.

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