Bill Shorten announces Indigenous leader Pat Dodson his pick to replace Joe Bullock

Written on the 2 March 2016

Bill Shorten announces Indigenous leader Pat Dodson his pick to replace Joe Bullock Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has put forward "the father of reconciliation" Patrick Dodson as the replacement for outgoing Western Australian senator Joe Bullock.

Cheered on by a large throng of Labor MPs, Mr Shorten said the appointment would bring "credit not only to Labor but to the Senate and the Parliament as a whole".

Mr Dodson, former chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and commissioner into Aboriginal deaths in custody, said he accepted the offer after "deep thought".

"The phone call came as a surprise and it took me a little while to adjust to the idea that you proposed," he told Mr Shorten at a press conference in Canberra on Wednesday.


Image: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Pat Dodson during a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 2 March 2016. Photo: Alex Ellinghause

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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