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Thorpe’s appointment brings the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander politicians in the federal parliament to five.

That’s federal Indigenous affairs minister Ken Wyatt, for the Coalition, his Labor counterpart Linda Burney, and Labor senators Pat Dodson and Malarndirri McCarthy.

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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.

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