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Parties must work between elections to improve diversity, say MPs, candidates

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The 43rd Parliament will include 51 visible minority MPs, up from 47 after the 2015 election, while the number of Indigenous MPs will remain the same, at 10 out of 338, despite a record number running.

Liberal MP-elect Han Dong says parties should be doing more between elections to recruit diverse candidates. Photograph courtesy of Han Dong

Parties have moved in the right direction when it comes to recruiting and selecting diverse political candidates, but more has to be done between elections to make federal politics accessible, say recent candidates and newly elected MPs.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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