Labor leader Anthony Albanese has hit back at criticism of the Labor Party’s decision to parachute Kristina Keneally into the Western Sydney seat of Fowler, saying the party has a “diverse background of people”.
Labor MP Anne Aly has criticised the move as a “huge failure” and “hypocrisy”, as Ms Keneally will potentially push out local lawyer Tu Le to take the spot in the culturally diverse seat.
Mr Albanese said people “have their views, but the fact is – Anne Aly is part of our caucus.
“Kristina has chosen to nominate, put herself forward to go to the lower house …She wants to participate as a lower house member.”
Mr Albanese insisted the Labor Party has a “very diverse” caucus compared to the Liberal Party.