Too many Anglo-­Celtic faces running Australia: Australian Human Right Commission

Too many Anglo-­Celtic faces running Australia: Australian Human Right Commission. By Stephanie Balogh. That’s the AHRC’s business? Aren’t they being racist?

There are too many Anglo-­Celtic faces in the media and leading the nation, the Australian Human Rights Commission has argued, as it calls for greater ethnic and cultural diversity to “strengthen multiculturalism in Australia’’. …

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, who is spearheading a campaign to introduce racial and cultural diversity targets in corporate Australia, yesterday hit back at critics of his push, claiming there had been attempts to “reopen ideological culture wars’’. …

Tim Soutphommasane

His comments come after the Turnbull government, empowered by an angry backbench, ­earlier this week rejected an AHRC-led campaign for racial and cultural diversity targets to be pushed on corporate Australia. ,,,

Liberal MPs openly rebelled against the campaign, warning against any steps that amount to “racial profiling” of employees.

They also urged newly ­appointed commission president Rosalind Croucher to ensure the body does not become a “commission to implement left-wing policy”.

The MPs, including senator James Paterson, senator Eric Abetz and George Christensen, labelled the plan “creepy’’, ­“social engineering’’, “out of control’’ and “overstepping the mark’’.

hat-tip Stephen Neil