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