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Truth and treaty with Lidia Thorpe

Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny

On this Democracy Sausage, Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman and Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe joins Mark Kenny to discuss truth-telling, the right to self-determination, and the idea of a black caucus.What changes need to occur for Australia’s First People to achieve self-determination? Will the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission in Victoria put pressure on the Federal Government to begin a truth-telling process? And is Australia’s Parliament ready for a treaty? On this episode of Democracy Sausage Extra, Professor Mark Kenny talks to Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman and Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe about addressing past and current injustices against Australia’s First People, returning to grassroots conversations, and the lessons from New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi. Lidia Thorpe is the first Aboriginal person elected to Victorian parliament as the Greens MP for Northcote and is currently Senator for Victoria. She is The Greens Federal spokesperson for First Nations, Justice, and Sport.Mark Kenny is a Professor in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to podcast@policyforum.net. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.This podcast is produced in partnership with The Australian National University.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Mar 2021

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Lidia Thorpe | Lifelong activist – bringing a powerful new voice into Federal Parliament

What She Did Next

Our guest today is Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe and she’s a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and the environment. She’s also a proud Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman, who takes inspiration from a long line of strong matriarchs in her family. In 2017, Lidia made history by becoming the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament. And in 2020, she made the leap to Federal Parliament as the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria. But Lidia’s path into politics has not been typical. Growing up in public housing, she left school early to start working and her professional experience covers everything from Aboriginal services to running her own businesses. As an activist, Lidia spent years fighting the system from the outside. Now she’s in the halls of power, determined to use her lived experience as a catalyst for change. In this special episode to mark International Women’s Day, Lidia shares the story behind her move into politics, the hardest and most rewarding aspects of her work, what she hopes to achieve in her role as a Senator and why we need more women from diverse backgrounds in public office. LINKS Find out more about Senator Lidia Thorpe: https://lidia-thorpe.greensmps.org.au/ Follow Lidia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lidiathorpegunnaigunditj/ Follow Lidia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lidiathorpe/ Follow Lidia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lidia__thorpe CREDITS Host and producer: Jacqui Ooi Join us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatshedidnextpodcast/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatshedidnextpodcast Visit our website: https://whatshedidnext.com.au/ What She Did Next is proud to be a part of the Women's Agenda Podcast Network. Visit https://womensagenda.com.au/ What She Did Next acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which this podcast is recorded and produced, the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation and the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 Mar 2021

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Let’s Talk 2021, Episode 28 Malarndirri McCarthy & Lidia Thorpe

Let's Talk on 98.9fm

Dan Rennie speaks to Malarndirri McCarthy & Lidia Thorpe about the recent allegations against Attorney General Christian Porter and the state of affairs in the Morrison Government... Source


5 Mar 2021

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Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe (9.02.21)


Greens politician Lidia Thorpe joined Gerard to discuss Collingwood's course of action in the wake of systemic racism findings.


9 Feb 2021

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Senator Lidia Thorpe (2/2/21)

SEN Breakfast

Senator Lidia Thorpe, the first Aboriginal Senator to Victoria, joined Garry and Tim to talk about Collingwood's response to findings of systemic racism at the club.


1 Feb 2021

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2. Lidia Thorpe and Justice for First Nations People

Be The Change Northern Rivers

Hello everyone and welcome to Be the Change! Joining me today we have Lidia Thorpe, the first federal Aboriginal Senator for the state of Victoria. We chat about how she grew up highly conscious to the demand for change within Australia's racism system, and the importance of recognising Australia's true history, not the white-washed version, to truly reconcile the past. Lidia speaks about Invasion day, and why it is not a day to be celebrated. She gives us tips on how to take action on these issues of injustice, and gives some advice for all of you passionate young activists out there. If you would like to hear more from Lidia, you can connect with her on Instagram @lidiathorpegunnaigunditj Remember, the 26th of January is not a day of celebration, it is a day of mourning, violence and stolen land.  Follow the pod on Instagram! @bethechangepod


25 Jan 2021

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Invasion Day 2021: Dr Crystal McKinnon, Author and Poet Claire Coleman and Senator Lidia Thorpe

Tuesday Breakfast

Acknowledgement of country//  7:05 am Weather and Invasion Day infomation //7.20 am We revisit a 2019 Summer Skool episode, and hear Dr Crystal McKinnon - a Yamatji woman and an Indigenous Research Fellow - discuss sovereignty, self - determination and land rights with Anya. 7:40 am Gen interviews Claire Coleman, a Wirlomin Noongar Australian writer and poet, from the south coast of Western Australia who has lived in Melbourne for most of her life. Gen and Claire discuss Invasion Day and what this date means to Claire and her community, and what she thinks australia needs to change. 8:00 am George interviews Lidia Thorpe, a proud Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman, a Senator for Victoria, lifelong activist and fighter for human rights, social justice and the environment. Lidia and George discuss the need for a peace treaty and Invasion Day. Songs J MILLA - Unlock the System  Emma Donovan and the Putbacks - Mob March A.B. Original - January 26 DRMNGNW - australia does not exist

25 Jan 2021

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FWF Talks | "Ecofeminism" - Lidia Thorpe, Alice Robinson and Inga Simpson


Thanks to the Feminist Writers Festival for sharing this excellent episode with us.  In this episode, Ecofeminism, Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe and novelist Alice Robinson chat with nature writer Inga Simpson about a feminism that centres itself around country. Reading Notes Rachel Carson: The Life and Legacy On Judith Wright: Judith Wright in a new light, by Kevin Brophy Louisa Atkinson:  Louisa Atkinson's Nature Notes Protecting the Djab Warrung, Lidia Thorpe Other recommended reading Some other reading suggestions from our podcasters. Feminist Writers Festival feministwritersfestival.com FB: @feministwritersfest Insta/Twitter: @FemWritersFest Speakers Alice Robinson: Tw @critature, Insta @ciaoalicerobinson, www.alicerobinson.com.au Inga Simpson: Tw/FB @inga.simpson, Insta @nestofpages,  www.ingasimpson.com.au Lidia Thorpe: Tw @lidia_thorpe  Shout Outs Kel Butler from Listen Up Podcasting for editing and pod mentoring. The Besen Family Foundation for vital funding support. We acknowledge that this recording took place across Australia on First Nations lands - lands whose sovereignty has never been ceded.Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/


27 Nov 2020

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Lidia Thorpe

Let's Talk on 98.9fm

Senator Lidia Thorpe joins Boe on Let’s Talk she is one of Three Aboriginal Senators who pushed a motions to fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags in the federal parliament’s Senate Chambers as part of this year’s Naidoc Week celebrations but is blocked by the Morrison Government. Gamilaraay country is under threat by multiple mining companies one of them is Santos who are Fracking... Source


11 Nov 2020

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Fitzroy Legal Service: policing and surveillance, A’isyiyah: Undocumented, The Black Block: Lidia Thorpe, Radio Skid Row

Thursday Breakfast

Acknowledgement of country Carly and Priya let listeners know that the police officer charged over the death of Kumanjayi Walker has been committed to Supreme Court you can follow updates at #JusticeforWalker campaign and they discuss the destruction of trees at the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy and share ways for listeners to stand in solidarity.  News headlines with Cait Kelly Adam Willson, Senior Drug Outreach Lawyer at Fitzroy Legal Service speaks to Carly about the effects that policing and surveillance, amidst Covid-19, is having on some of Fitzroy Legal Service's clients. A’isyiyah, a Batak and Jawa mother, storyteller and community organiser, joins us to discuss their narrative essay Undocumented, which was released earlier this month by Incendium Radical Library. Undocumented will be launched online on the 6th of November. We hear an interview with the new Senator for Victoria, Lidia Thorpe with Viv Malo and Meriki Onus from 3CR’s The Black Block. They discuss Senator Thorpe’s first week in parliament and her plans for bringing grassroots Aboriginal voices to the Senate.  Huna Amweero, a board member at Radio Skid Row in Sydney. Huna speaks with Priya about the recent cut in Radio Skid Row’s operational funding, and the station’s push this week to fundraise to be fully grassroots and community-owned. The fundraiser can be found here. Songs Jesswar - Venom

28 Oct 2020