One of the wonderful parts of my job is meeting and celebrating with a diverse range of groups and communities. That means young and old, male and female, those needing help and those wanting to help, those whose Australian story goes back generations, to those whose role in our nation’s grand tale is just starting.
Diversity is exciting, challenging and enriching. I truly believe that it makes all of us wiser, richer, and more open to different worldviews.
But to achieve this goal, political parties need to have a membership that reflects the communities they serve.
As a member of the Australian Labor Party, I think we are at our strongest when the membership of political parties is diverse.
That diversity should be reflected in areas such as age, gender, and cultural background.