The coalition government has begun the search for a new Race Discrimination Commissioner with Tim Soutphommasane due to finish his term in August.
Advertisements seeking expressions of interest for the role, which comes with a salary of $346,250 for a possible seven-year term, were released by the Attorney-General’s Department this week.
While Australian Conservatives' policy is to abolish the Human Rights Commission and the associated Race Discrimination Commission, party leader Cory Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News he hopes common sense prevails in Attorney-General Christian Porter’s appointment.
Picture: Warren Mundine - the one person Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine suggested for the role
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