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Thorpeâ€™s appointment brings the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander politicians in the federal parliament to five.
Thatâ€™s federal Indigenous affairs minister Ken Wyatt, for the Coalition, his Labor counterpart Linda Burney, and Labor senators Pat Dodson and Malarndirri McCarthy.
Gunnai-Kurnai and Gunditjamara woman Lidia Thorpe has been named the new Greens senator for Victoria.
Victoria Greens Co-Convenors Effy Elden and Ella Webb said thousands of members took part in the vote over two weeks, with Lidia Thorpe securing a decisive victory.
We are delighted to announce the next Senator for the Victorian Greens, who was elected directly by our membership at the culmination of a fantastic grassroots preselection process. We are proud to be the only progressive party in Victoria whose members currently have a genuine say in their parliamentary representation.
The Victorian Greens have over 3,600 members who were eligible to cast their vote in the state-wide preselection. With 65% choosing to participate, they have delivered a clear and decisive result in selecting Lidia.