Barnaby Joyce says you can’t ‘redesign people’s brains’ with empathy training

Barnaby Joyce says you can’t ‘redesign people’s brains’ with empathy training

The Guardian

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Former deputy PM’s comments come after Andrew Laming forced to have training following complaints about his behaviour towards women

The Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has cast doubt on government-ordered empathy training, saying you can’t “redesign people’s brains” to learn an “innate” skill.

The former deputy prime minister has also questioned whether parliament’s hostile environment is conducive to empathetic behaviour, saying it is a more “difficult” workplace than that of the corporate world.

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