Bennett is the first female Liberal candidate in Ireland’s recent election.
The party has nominated her to lead a commission of inquiry into gender inequality in education.
Bennett, who is a solicitor, is the youngest person ever to be elected to the House of Commons.
Her party has previously nominated women, including a former minister, as its candidates for the Dáil and the Seanad.
The Liberal Party said in a statement that it had “committed to supporting all women and girls, and recognising the importance of equality and diversity of representation”.
A spokesman said that “there is no room for discrimination” in politics, and that it would work to “exercise all available democratic processes” to ensure “every vote counts”.
“It is our belief that the future of our country is one where all women, all people of colour and all those who identify with a diverse set of values can hold elected office, and it is our view that the people who represent us in the Dail, the Seanam, the Oireachtas and the Senate have the same commitment to that outcome,” the statement read.
Bennet said the issue of gender inequality was an important one and it was a “critical issue”.
“I have a long history of being a person of colour in my home state of Queensland and have worked as a barrister and solicitor and I have also represented people of all genders and sexual orientations,” she said.
“I know a lot of the people in this chamber and I know a whole lot of people in our community, including many people of Indigenous heritage.”
What I would ask for is to recognise the importance and diversity in our democracy, to take a look at what needs to be done to ensure that we have an inclusive parliament, and to work towards a fairer and more just society.
“A spokesperson for Bennett said she was “deeply committed” to the issue.”
The spokesperson said the commission would examine issues relating to “gender equality, the promotion of gender equality in schools, and gender equality and representation in government”.”
I have spent the past 15 years fighting to ensure all Australians have the chance to be represented in politics and the judiciary, and I am determined to continue doing so.”
The spokesperson said the commission would examine issues relating to “gender equality, the promotion of gender equality in schools, and gender equality and representation in government”.
It would also examine “the effects of systemic racism, sexism, and homophobia on women, children and families”.
Bennett has previously said she would not rule out standing in the general election if her party did not win.