Communities rally to support Sen Lisa Singh
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Multicultural Communities Council of NSW Chairman Dr Tony Pun has released a statement to raise concerns on relegation of Senator Lisa Singh from Tasmania.
We are saddened and concerned to learn the dumping of Senator Lisa Singh from the SMH report of 28 August 2015 which carried the header “Bill Shorten's hopes of more female MP’s ignored as union numbers used to dump sitting senator”.
Progressive and modern political parties need talented people for political office and to maintain gender balance in Parliament. Senator Lisa is a good example and not only has she electoral appeal but is also a female of Asian background.
Despite her rank and file support, the Unions are using their strong influence and power to dump her to the number four position on the senate ticket; which is un-winnable. This action is a de facto sacking of Senator Lisa Singh for no good reasons at all; except for a power grab.
The presence of a female from multicultural background among our elected representatives would have a most positive effect on our relationship with our northern neighbours.
The MCC NSW strongly urges you, Mr. Shorten, to intervene in this matter and restore the status quo.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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