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Senator Thorpe supports passing Closing Loopholes legislation before end of year

December 07, 2023

Senator Thorpe supports the Albanese Government’s efforts today to strengthen workers’ rights and secure better outcomes for workers. She has been working constructively with Minister Burke over the past few months and is happy to see these important reforms pass before the end of...

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Senator Lidia Thorpe Private Members Bill enshrining the United Declaration of the Rights to Indigenous People gets voted down

December 06, 2023

Senator Thorpe’s Private Members Bill, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was first introduced to the Parliament in March 2022. After 21 months, 2 Inquiries and an election, the Government today joined voices with the Opposition to vote down enshrining...

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Senator Thorpe calls on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be legislated

November 28, 2023

Following the handing down of the final report of the Inquiry into the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Senator Thorpe calls on the Declaration to be legislated In March 2022, Senator Thorpe moved to establish an inquiry into the application of...

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Senator Thorpe refuses to let current water legislation be another broken promise to First Peoples

November 13, 2023

The Water Amendment (Restoring our Rivers) Bill 2023, which is currently before the parliament, is a long-overdue opportunity to update legislation, policy and resourcing arrangements to ensure they address the enduring rights and aspirations of First Peoples in the Murray Darling Basin

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