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

Greens will restore funding to mental health

10 October, 2018 - Today, on World Mental Health Day, the Victorian Greens have launched their $270 million commitment to restore funding to mental health. T...

Northcote Electorate - Lidia Thorpe

19 September, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: In this final week of the 58th Parliament of Victoria I want to take the opportunity to thank the peop...

Future of our forests - Lidia Thorpe

18 September, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Question in Parliament: The Greens’ question today, in this final sitting week of Parliament, is for the Premier. Over the w...

Better bus services needed for Thornbury, Fairfield

5 September, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. Will the minister commit to a proper...

Government must deal with maintenance backlog in our schools

4 September, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in parliament: My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education. The action I am seeking is for the government ...

Greens support renter's rights reforms

23 August, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: I rise to speak on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018. The Greens are passionate about renters...

The new Alphington Primary School campus needs a proper site

21 August, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: I rise to speak about the planning for a new senior campus of Alphington Primary School. This government ...

Why I don't feel at home at Parliament - Lidia Thorpe

15 August, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: I rise to grieve for all Victorians and Australians who believe Aboriginal culture should be respected an...

Parliament needs a cultural overhaul

8 August, 2018 - Victorian Greens MP Lidia Thorpe is calling for an Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Group and concrete improvements in the practices at parliament ...