Mark Latham has slammed the NSW Government’s “diversity and inclusion” staffing policies in the public service, and the new LGBTIQ Network, branding it a policy of “exclusion and division.”
NSW Government bureaucrats admitted on Monday that their policy does not reflect a number of groups in the community, despite affirming that a world-class public service ought to “reflect the diversity of the community it serves.”
The NSW One Nation leader accused the state government of adopting a “very selective diversity” policy, which excludes Christians, heterosexuals, homeless, public housing tenants, the unemployed and low-income earners.
“The CHULIPS are totally left out of Minister Don Harwin’s NSW Public Service diversity code, Rainbow Waratah and LGBTIQ Network,” Mr Latham said in a post on Facebook. “There’s nothing for: Christians Heterosexuals Unemployed Low Income People.”
“It’s a policy of exclusion and division,” he added, “driving down productivity and creating distractions, even for pointy-headed economists in NSW Treasury (who should be much more rational than believing identity is more important than competence and merit selection).”