I guess the question is - is this truly representational? The idea of the parliament is that it represents the interests of the people of Australia. How can it truly do that, when the make-up of the parliament is not reflective of the population as a whole?
That is not to say that unqualified people should be promoted purely on the basis of gender or race. That's not what "positive discrimination" is about. It's about removing the barriers that prevent a certain group of people from participating equally. These barriers might be lack of education, lack of appropriate child care facilities, lack of confidence, lack of family support, lack of flexible working conditions, just to name a few that spring to mind.
The problem with positive discrimination is that it is afforded to everyone in the minority group regardless of their circumstance. This is what some people probably find hard to swallow.
- I'm not saying I'm not for Positive discrimination. I think it's absolutely necessary in many cases.
I'm not just talking about aboriginals. What about people who migrated recently what debt needs to be repaid there?
I get positive discrimination but to me giving them opportunities isn't any kind of discrimination it's equal opportunity
Someone else brought up about how some races are owed ie aboriginals for past indiscretions. Something that no one can change but people are aware and making sure it doesn't happen again
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