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HAFF Bill ignores First Nations

September 13, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE   Senator Thorpe supports HAFF but criticises missed opportunity for renters and First Peoples 13 September 2023    Senator Lidia Thorpe supports the deal struck between the Albanese Labor Government and Greens regarding the HAFF Bill.    The Senator is disappointed that...

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Release of Report on Senate Inquiry into Concussion and Head Trauma in Sport

September 05, 2023

Senator Lidia Thorpe welcomes today’s tabling of the Report on the Senate Inquiry into Concussion and Head Trauma in Sport.  Quotes attributable to Senator Lidia Thorpe:  “We should not be afraid to address this issue. This is about ensuring that people can continue to...

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Senator Thorpe pushes for stand alone plan for First Nations housing

August 09, 2023

This week the Albanese Government released its National Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper, and on Wednesday will reintroduce its Housing Australia Future Fund Bill into parliament. Senator Lidia Thorpe has been in negotiations with the government to push for a standalone First Nations...

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Response to Voice Pamphlet

July 18, 2023

In response to the publication of he Yes Case and No Case on the AEC website, Senator Lidia Thorpe outlines some of her criticisms of both arguments and announces that the Blak Sovereign Movement will soon publish their case against the referendum. 

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Response to Budget

May 05, 2023

In response to the release of the 2023/24 budget, Senator Lidia Thorpe welcomes some increases to welfare payments but is shocked at the failure of the budget to address the challenges faced by First Nations communities.   

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Voice Inquiry

May 01, 2023

Today’s hearing on the Voice Referendum highlights so much that is wrong with this Voice process. I don’t take it personally that I’ve been actively excluded from this hearing. First Nations leaders right across the country who talk about Sovereignty and Treaty have been...

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