Aboriginal Liberal candidate Ken Wyatt has got [sic] hate mail from people who say they wouldn’t have voted for him if they had known he was indigenous.
Mr Wyatt, 58, will become the first Aborigine to be elected to the federal House of Representatives if, as expected, he is officially declared the winner in the West Australian seat of Hasluck.
The upset Liberal candidate said his office had received at least 50 emails and telephone calls from angry voters who accused him of only being interested in indigenous issues, the Perth Now website reports.
Personally I think it’s a damn fine thing that it’s looking like an indigenous person has a place in the House of Reps, and I salute Mr Wyatt. I feel like writing him a letter to balance out the horrible ones. In fact, I think I’ll do that right now.