It’s a highly sensitive issue. But that hasn’t stopped One Nation from pressing ahead.
In an era where some states allow people to legally change their sexual identity with less hassle than registering a new vehicle, the question of racial identity — and what it takes to claim to be of a specific race — is increasingly important.
DNA testing to help stop welfare rorters
In New South Wales, One Nation would like to introduce DNA testing of those claiming to be of Aboriginal ancestry, AAP reports.
Mark Latham, the state party leader, claims this could help stop ‘welfare rorters’, as well as ‘self-identification’.
‘We will tighten the eligibility rules for Aboriginal identity to require DNA evidence of at least 25 per cent Indigenous — the equivalent of one fully Aboriginal grandparent,’ the party said in a policy document ahead of the 23 March state election.
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