Australian news, and some related international items

Big upset for Australia’s major parties, as Aboriginal Green candidate wins inner-city by-election

Northcote by-election:  Greens win inner-city seat, Thorpe to become first female Aboriginal MP, By Richard Willingham, Sunday 19 November 2017 The Greens’ Lidia Thorpe will become the first Aboriginal woman in Victoria’s Parliament,
defeating Labor’s Clare Burns on the back of a campaign that included a
pitch to voters that they could make history while not toppling a progressive government.

‘It is the first time Labor has lost a Victorian by-election since 1948.’

November 20, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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