Lidia Thorpe | Australian Greens

Lidia Thorpe

MLA for Northcote

Lidia Thorpe is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, living on Wurundjeri Country in South Preston in Melbourne’s north.

She’s a community worker, mother and long-term resident of her electorate.

After leaving school at 14 and furthering her education at Preston and Epping TAFEs, Lidia has become a public education advocate and sits on the Smith Family’s National Advisory Board. She was also the Chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee.

Lidia received the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership Award in 2008 and was appointed to the Bairnsdale Regional Health Board and the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust managing the training centre. And as an environmentalist, Lidia led a successful campaign against the eastern gas pipeline to save Nowa Nowa Gorge in East Gippsland.

Latest News


Lidia Thorpe has expressed disapointment that the Andrews Government has failed to invest in the Darebin Sport Stadium in the 2018 Budget, a much needed community sport facility for women, when it can afford to pour lots of money into the AFL.

"I’ll keep fighting for funding for the Darebin Sports Stadium. Our women and girls urgently need quality indoor facilities for night games,” said Greens MP for Northcote, Lidia Thorpe.

“The Northcote Park netball team has to practice in cricket nets and travel to Bundoora to play. It’s not good enough.”

Latest Speeches

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 1:15pm

Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Families and Children in the other place, and the action I seek is for the minister to take responsibility for ensuring a reduction in the number of Aboriginal children being removed not only from their families but also from their communities by supporting the participation of local Aboriginal communities in child protection decision-making via organisations such as Grandmothers Against Removals.