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Monday, 30 August 2010

Half marks.

The Telegraph is correct to say that newly elected Ken Wyatt is the first Aboriginal MP, but they failed either to notice or to mention that there has already been at least one Aboriginal parliamentarian, former Senator Aden Ridgeway. I believe there have been a few more in state parliaments.

Even if Ken Wyatt was the outright first this still comes into the same category as the form of Julia Gallard's chromosomes. Eventually there would be a female PM, and eventually there would be an Aboriginal MP. I'll go one further - eventually there will be a female Aboriginal PM. Give it time and it's bound to happen, but is there any chance we can get over it now instead of going hysterical about it when the time comes?
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