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 grandmother.

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.

Contact

Office of Lidia Thorpe

4/404-414 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070

Lidia.Thorpe@parliament.vic.gov.au

(03) 9481 5777

Portfolios

Aboriginal Justice

Consumer Affairs

Skills and Training

Sport

Mental Health

Take Action

Get involved with Lidia Thorpe's current campaigns.

Treaty

We are the only Commonwealth nation in the world that does not have a treaty with its First Peoples. It‘s time for of Victoria to lead to lead the way.

Fix Housing

Melbourne’s housing is in crisis. It’s time to increase housing affordability & ensure everyone has a home by getting our Governments to make real changes.

Save the sacred gum trees

The Government wants to cut down hundreds of ancient gum trees including sacred Tjap Wurrung birthing trees at Langi Ghiran for the widening of the Western Hwy.

News

Victorian Greens make election pledge to the Darebin Multi-Sports Stadium.

14 November, 2018 - The huge demand for women’s sport facilities, particularly for netball and women’s soccer, is not being met by existing infrastructure in Da...

Greens support Northcote Electorate State Schools Alliance

9 November, 2018 - Today, Schools Councils from across the electorate of Northcote have launched a unified campaign for better school infrastrucuture fundi...

Greens will establish a Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Accommodation and Community House

7 November, 2018 - In a national first, the Victorian Greens are launching an accommodation and community house for Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-binary (TGDNB)...

The Greens announce a Victorian Housing Ombudsman and Rent caps

7 November, 2018 - The Victorian Greens have announced their commitment to a Victorian Housing Ombudsman to settle disputes across the housing sector in a free,...

Guided by you

7 November, 2018 - Since becoming the Member for Northcote 12 months ago, I have been truly moved by the willingness of you and our local community groups to co...

The Greens will build Metro 2, creating more frequent, direct services for Northcote electorate

1 November, 2018 - As part of their 2018 election platform, The Greens have pledged $100 million to start planning for Melbourne Metro 2 which include...

The Greens' Plan to support Aboriginal healing and health

31 October, 2018 - The Victorian Greens will turn around the imbalance of health and welfare outcomes suffered by Aboriginal Victorians with a commitment to a C...

Mental Health Royal Commission welcome, but things should never have got this bad

25 October, 2018 - The Victorian Greens Say the Labor Government must take responsibility for its significant role in the mental health crisis in Victoria. W...

Treaty must deliver Aboriginal Human Rights - United Nations Day announcement

24 October, 2018 - On Wednesday 24th October, United Nations Day, the Victorian Greens have announced their treaty election commitment, saying the process must ...