Former Labor Foreign Minister in the Hawke and Keating Government's Gareth Evans (pictured) is calling for cultural diversity targets to combat the rise of Sinophobia (anti-Chinese sentiment).
His quota call comes on the heels of another former Foreign Minister, Liberal this time, Julie Bishop, who last week said companies bidding for a share of the federal government's $50 billion annual procurement spend to be required to meet gender quotas. At the time, the Conservative Party asked the question, "What next? Racial quotas?" That's exactly what was next!
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The Conservative Party belieives that merit should trump quotas every time and this kind of virtue signalling identity politics can only damage our society.
Speaking to Andrew Reimer on Adelaide Radio station FIVEaa, the Conservative Party's South Australian Senate candidate Rikki Lambert said the Liberal Party has recently embraced the nonsense of gender quotas, moving it even further towards the socialist Left.
Famous historical female national leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel both rejected quotas, preferring to reach their position on merit.
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