Another vote for “what’s the debate?” - given the suggested time frame of 500 years I don’t see any reason why not. If we’re going to shorten the time-frame it gets more interesting though…
I think the Aboriginal candidates are more likely to want to belong to the Democrats and the Greens, who are hardly aiming for majority numbers in either house. Aden Ridgeway is the only current Aboriginal member of Parliament, and I believe his Senate term ends in a few months. A PM would have to come from Labor or the Libs, and they’re not exactly churning out the women candidates, much less Aboriginal ones.
Carmen Lawrence is President of the Labor party at the moment, but I’m not exactly sure what that job covers, and Julia Gillard is often mentioned as a potential leader. I don’t think there’s currently any other women on the radar, but I’m not entirely up-to-date though.
For the Libs, a while back Bronwyn Bishop was mentioned for leadership, but she was a bit too scary for everyone. And after the current Immigration Dept problems, I don’t think anyone wants Amanda Vanstone in charge of anything.
So not a lot of current candidates. I would think having a lot more women and Aboriginal members of Parliament would help, just by way of getting people used to the idea.