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Aust leadership diversity "dismal": report

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane attends Senate Estimates at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Source: AAP

A report has found nearly all leadership positions in Australia are held by people of Anglo-Celtic or European backgrounds, sparking calls for more diversity.

Organisations are being urged to consider introducing targets to make their workplaces more ethnically diverse after a report found nearly all of Australia's senior executives, heads of government departments and university vice-chancellors have Anglo-Celtic or European backgrounds.

The Australian Human Rights Commission report's findings were based on an examination of the cultural backgrounds of nearly 2500 people who hold the most senior jobs in the country.

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Source AAP