Australia politics live news: Penny Wong defends Labor on China; Scott Morrison faces growing backbench unrest

Posted by on November 23, 2021 4:31 pm
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Penny Wong defends Labor on China; PM promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over contentious religious discrimination legislation, as he faces growing anger from his own ranks after tense party room meeting. Follow all the day’s news

The new human rights commissioner, Lorraine Finlay commenced her term yesterday.

Finlay, a former Liberal upper house candidate and member of the WA Liberal women’s council was handpicked by attorney-general Michaelia Cash for the role.

In my new role as Human Rights Commissioner I recognise that this job isn’t a personal soapbox for me, what this job is about is bringing people together around human rights issues, listening to variety of perspectives, and hopefully achieving some really good outcomes.

So I don’t expect that people will necessarily agree with me 100% of the time, but I also don’t think as Human Rights Commissioner that my personal opinion, is the most important thing because the job is actually much bigger than that.

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