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Lidia Thorpe
Senator for Victoria

The Greens label ADF deployment to Western Sydney as absurd

2 August, 2021 - “Mobilising the police and Australian Defence Force to treat a public health crisis is absurd,” said The Greens spokesperson for Justice and Fi...

Government inaction leads to Aboriginal people dying from preventable deaths

20 July, 2021 - “Aboriginal people are dying from preventable deaths in police custody because the Morrison government is continuing Liberal and Labors’ legacie...

Sorry Day 2021: Greens plan for a national compensation scheme for Stolen Generation survivors

25 May, 2021 - Ahead of National Sorry Day, the Greens today called on the Federal Coalition Government to establish a national compensation scheme for the surv...

As world looks to George Floyd verdict, at home, no justice for Blak deaths in custody

21 April, 2021 - Thirty years since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Australia has yet to reckon with its history and...

Four deaths in a fortnight - Blak deaths in custody a national crisis: Greens

25 March, 2021 - The Greens have again called on the Government to act urgently to end Blak deaths in custody, following reports today of yet another death of a...

Black Lives Matter: Greens call for ban on lethal choke holds, end to Blak deaths in custody

16 March, 2021 - As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum around the world, the Greens have today called for lethal choking holds to be banned across a...

Systemic racism is the problem: Greens

11 March, 2021 - The Greens have again reiterated their calls for urgent action to tackle systemic racism in Australia, at news of a third Blak death in custody...

Greens welcome Truth Commission, say truth-telling must be central to Treaty process

9 March, 2021 - The Greens today welcomed the announcement of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Victoria - a historical opportunity for First Nations peo...

History-denying Prime Minister unfit to lead: Greens

21 January, 2021 - A Prime Minister that denies this country’s true history is a Prime Minister unfit to lead.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today refused ...

Federal Court decision welcomed as fight to protect sacred DjubWurrung trees continues

18 December, 2020 - In a stark rebuke to Minister for Environment Sussan Ley, the Australian Greens today welcomed the Federal Court decision to uphold an appea...

Voices of grassroots people must be heard as Treaty back on the national agenda: Greens

9 December, 2020 - After urging Treaty be put back on the national agenda as recently as her first speech to the Senate last week, Australian Greens First Natio...

Senator Lidia Thorpe: First Speech to the Federal Senate

1 December, 2020 -     I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who are the traditional custodians of the gathering place, on which this Parliament was b...