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Senator Lidia Thorpe goes to Gippsland

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Lidia Thorpe 18 Nov 2021

Senator Lidia Thorpe: the Greens spokesperson for Justice, First Nations and Sport, will be returning to Gippsland for the campaign launch of Marjorie Thorpe.

Date: Friday November 19, 2021 
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon 
Address: Yallourn North & District Historical Society
12-16 Third St,
Yallourn North VIC 3825

Greens voters have selected Marjorie for the seat of Gippsland in the upcoming federal election. Marjorie is a proud First Nations woman and elder of the Gunnaikurnai peoples.

Marjorie was a co-commissioner on the ‘Bringing them Home Report (1997)’, a member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and successfully applied for an injunction to stop the destruction of the DjabWurrung birthing trees. Her activism makes her well-equipped for politics.

After growing up in Yallourn, where her father worked in the power industry, Marjorie has been an active campaigner for the environment, forests, social justice and community. Having spent much of her adult life in East Gippsland, in and around Lake Tyers, Marjorie knows Gippsland well.

Marjorie is Senator Lidia Thorpe's mother. In 2017, Lidia became the first Aboriginal woman in the Victorian parliament. In 2020, Lidia became the first Aboriginal representative of Victoria in federal parliament.

Join the Blak matriarchs this Friday. 

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Senator Lidia Thorpe: Amanda Barbour | 0439 474 156 | amanda.barbour@aph.gov.au 
 

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