Can­berra, Aus­tralia

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Whites run the show: Aus­tralia’s hu­man rights com­mis­sion has is­sued a damn­ing re­port on the coun­try’s lack of di­ver­sity in lead­er­ship. While 24 per­cent of the Aus­tralian pop­u­la­tion is nonEuro­pean or indige­nous, the gov­ern­ment re­port said, mi­nori­ties make up only about 5 per­cent of po­lit­i­cal or busi­ness lead­ers. Among fed­eral and state de­part­ment heads, 99 per­cent are of Euro­pean ex­trac­tion. In com­par­i­son, about 19 per­cent of law­mak­ers iden­tify as racial or eth­nic mi­nori­ties in the U.S. Congress, as do 8 per­cent in Bri­tain’s House of Com­mons. Aus­tralia’s race dis­crim­i­na­tion com­mis­sioner, Tim Sout­phom­masane, said the find­ings should “chal­lenge us to do bet­ter with our mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism.”

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