Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 November 2020


Senate Chamber: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

3:55 pm

Photo of Lidia ThorpeLidia Thorpe (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

This is not my first speech, but thank you so very much for allowing Black people to speak about the Black flag! I remind you all that we are on stolen land, and the Aboriginal flag represents the oldest continuing living culture in the world. I'm not sure where everyone else comes from, but my people, the Aboriginal people—Wurundjeri, Ngambri, Ngunawal—have been here for thousands and thousands and thousands of generations. The Aboriginal flag is what we identify with and connect with, just as you connect with the colonial flag that you love and appeal to. You appeal to the colonisers that colonised these lands and that's why our— (Time expired)


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