Booze, bullying and harassment: Culture problem in Australia’s parliaments laid bare

August 12, 2022

Osmond Chiu, a research fellow at Per Capita, said political institutions were failing to reflect the diversity that the “proud multicultural country” Australia boasts as being.

“Culturally and linguistically diverse people who work in parliamentary workplaces feel underrepresented and isolated in ways they do not in the broader community,” he told SBS News.

“There is growing recognition that the lack of cultural diversity in politics is a problem.

“Much of that focus is rightly on parliamentarians but we need to look at all levels of political involvement.”
Osmond Chiu quoted in SBS News by Tom Stayner on 12/8/22