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Adam Giles claims Gillard’s choice was for a “pet Aborigine”

adam gilesRising Aboriginal Northern Territory politician Adam Giles has slammed Julia Gillard's "captain's pick" of Nova Peris for the Senate.

He accused the Prime Minister of making a choice based on race rather than merit and suggesting Ms Peris would be a "pet Aborigine" in the parliament.

"If you want to have an Aboriginal person in the Australian parliament, you have to build that from the branch level,"

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:56

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The talent and determination of Nova Peris

nova perisNova Peris combined steely determination with prodigious talent to reach the top in two sports and set new benchmarks for Aboriginal athletes.

Now, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard's backing, she's on track to set a new benchmark as Labor's first Indigenous Federal Member of Parliament.

Peris, 41, reached the top in hockey and then athletics as an Aboriginal kid from Darwin and a single...

 

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