Former Labor leader Mark Latham has said that a recent study on hiring practices proves that "white male privilege is a leftie lie", but the report actually says that diversity training is having the desired effect.

The one-time contender for the Lodge, now host of a weekly show on his Facebook page, pointed to a report put out by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet late last month and said it was proof that "the left’s rhetoric about 'unconscious bias' and 'white male privilege' has been a hoax".