Jul 11, 2017

What Mark Latham didn’t say about his ‘white male privilege’ report

Gender and diversity training in the APS is working, but you won't hear Mark Latham say that.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


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".

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