Nationals Mallee hopeful Paul Matheson wants party members to look beyond gender

NATIONAL Party members should choose the right person for the job in the Mallee “irrespective of what their gender is”. 

That’s the view of one of The Nationals’ preselection candidates for the Mallee, Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Matheson. 

The comment has clashed with those made by Nationals president Larry Anthony and Victorian leader Peter Walsh, who have expressed support for a woman to contest the Mallee. 

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