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 fix our housing crisis by getting our Governments at every level to make real changes.

Save the sacred gum trees

The Government is proposing to cut down over 260 ancient gum trees, including sacred Tjap Wurrung sites at Langi Ghiran for the widening of the Western Highway.

News

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 ...

Commissioner must consult with Clans on Treaty

7 August, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: My question is for the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. During our negotiations regarding the treaty legis...

Rental reform could come too late

5 August, 2018 - The Victorian Greens have welcomed further detail from the Andrews Government on proposed rental reforms, however are warning it will have to b...

Minister - Stop the National Energy Guarantee

26 July, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Question in Parliament — My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Since the South Australi...

TAFE for all Victorians

26 July, 2018 - The Victorian Greens will launch their election policy to guarantee a minimum of 70 percent VET funding for public TAFE providers at this weeken...

Greens Vote Against Mandatory Sentencing Laws

26 July, 2018 - Lidia Thorpe - Speech in Parliament: I rise today to speak on the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018. This bill is an omnibus...

Women and youth deserve better, tailored mental health care

24 July, 2018 - Speech in Parliament - Lidia Thorpe: In recent weeks I have been providing support to a constituent in my electorate. She is a young woman of 19...

Don't Ditch Our Dogs! Renters Rights Now!

24 July, 2018 - Don't Ditch Our Dogs! Renters Rights Now! Renters hold a protest outside Parliament to highlight the Premier's broken promise to introduce le...