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Tim Wilson admits United Nations has ‘deep flaws’

Tim Wilson admits United Nations has ‘deep flaws’ but has backed Australia’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner is in New York with Julie Bishop, where the Foreign Minister has outlined her case for the country.

Tom Elliott questioned the point of it all ? asking what it actually achieved ? but Mr Wilson said it was important for Australia to engage with the international community.

‘In the end, if you want a body to be focused on doing good work, rather than bad work, then you actually have to participate,’ he said on 3AW Drive.

‘The alternative is to withdraw – and nobody is actually credibly arguing we should withdraw from the United Nations – despite even people like myself being very realist about it and realising it has deep flaws.’

LISTEN: Tim Wilson joins Tom Elliott from New York