Women for Election Australia Director, Kat Henaway recently interviewed Lidia Thorpe, Greens Senator for Victoria. As promised, we recorded the conversation so that everyone can be inspired by Lidia’s journey to the senate, her strength and vision. We look forward to seeing what she does next and hope to catch up with her in 12 months and find out more about life in federal politics.

Watch and enjoy…

Senator Lidia Thorpe is a Gunnai and Gunditjmara woman, mother of three and grandmother living on Wurundjeri country. She’s the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria, the first federal Aboriginal representative for The Greens and was the first Aboriginal woman in Victorian parliament in 2017 as the MP for Northcote.

Lidia, like her family, has a long history in advocacy and activism for Indigenous rights and was preselected in June 2020 to replace Richard Di Natale following his retirement as Senator for Victoria.

Listen to Lidia’s story about entering politics, and what shaped her into the resilient person she is today. Thank you for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to speak with us.

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