Lidia Thorpe

A grassroots voice for Green politics

I’m a proud DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman. I am a human rights, climate, and forest activist; a mother, grandmother and survivor of family violence.

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I was a single mum at 17. I know what it’s like to count every cent to put food on the table. I know what it’s like to struggle.

Lidia and her family

But I come from a long line of strong black women who taught me to stand up for what’s right and never let injustice and racism beat you down.

In 2017, voting Green put the first Aboriginal woman in the Victorian parliament. In 2020, Greens members put the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria in the Senate.

Your vote is powerful. Greens voters have already changed the course of politics in this country, and we can do it again.

The Greens will push the next government to go harder and faster on climate change. Last time the Greens and Labor were in shared power, we passed laws to bring down pollution. 

The Greens don’t take dirty donations, so in balance of power we will make big corporations and billionaires finally contribute their fair share of tax so that we can all live a better life. 

If we make the billionaires contribute the tax they are meant to then we can get dental and mental health into Medicare, ensure everyone has a secure, well paid job and an affordable home, and begin to heal our nation by finally developing a Treaty or Treaties together.

My politics, Green politics, is the politics of hope. Where we dare to plant a seed and make these big, bold, visionary plans come true.

Right now, we have a chance to build a country that works for everyone, not just the chosen few. 

My promise to the people of Victoria is that I will continue to fight for your future.

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At-a-glance

Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung Senator for Victoria

Lidia's Portfolios

Sport
First Nations
The Republic

Contact

4/466-482 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone (03) 9070 1950
or Local Call: 1300 883 502
senator.thorpe@aph.gov.au

Latest from Lidia

NSW Greens mark 235 years since invasion with commitment to Truth, Treaty and Dedicated Seats in Parliament

25 January, 2023 - NSW Greens mark 235 years since invasion with commitment to Truth, Treaty and Dedicated Seats in Parliament The Greens yesterday marked th...

Invasion Day 2023

20 January, 2023 - It’s time to change the nation, as well as changing how we celebrate that national identity. By Senator Lidia Thorpe In 1938, Yorta Y...

Greens secure Labor and Coalition Support for Inquiry into Concussion in Sport

1 December, 2022 - Today, the Greens spokesperson for Sport Senator Lidia Thorpe will be backed by the Government and Coalition when she moves a motion for...

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