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Warren Mundine hits out at Mark Latham over calls for DNA testing

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Federal Liberal Candidate for Gilmore Warren Mundine has hit out at New South Wales One Nation Leader Mark Latham over comments his party would introduce compulsory DNA testing for anyone claiming to be indigenous.

Mr Latham said those applying for welfare programs would need to prove they have at least 25 per cent Indigenous ancestry.

Mr Mundine has slammed the suggestion on Radio 2GB.

"That is the most bigoted, racist comment I've ever heard," Mr Mundine said.

"Why should Aboriginal People be singled out to do a DNA test for a welfare payment that every Australian can get," he said.

"One nation was always arguing that we don't do identity politics, that everyone should be treated equally".