July 6, 2021

NAIDOC Week with Australian Greens Senator for Victoria, Lidia Thorpe

In this interview, Sarah Ghassali is joined by Australian Greens Senator for Victoria and Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman Lidia Thorpe, during NAIDOC Week 2021.

Thorpe, who became the first Aboriginal person to be elected to Victorian Parliament in 2017, shares her thoughts on NAIDOC Week, its history as a day of protest against colonisation, how we can make it more inclusive and progressive and tips for more ethical allyship for non-Indigenous listeners. 

Thorpe also shares her views about the importance of the development of a treaty – a legal agreement between Indigenous Australians and the Australian Government – as the next step beyond reconciliation, and the necessity of having diverse voices in politics to enable real societal change.

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