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The Forum > General Discussion > Congratulations to the Greens for their new Senator for Victoria

Congratulations to the Greens for their new Senator for Victoria

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Bazz,

I don't understand why this is so difficult for you.

The argument arose because you stated that people
did not vote Thorpe in. They did. She ran as a
Greens candidate (not as an Independent) - and people
did vote her in as their member of the Victorian
Legislative Assembly for Northcote. She was a
Member of Parliament from 2017 to 2018.

Now in June 2020 Thorpe was pre-selected by the
Victorian Greens to fill the federal senate vacancy
caused by former leader Richard Di Natale's resignation.

She was the first Aboriginal woman to represent Victoria
in the Senate and now is the first Aboriginal federal
parliamentarian from the Greens.

I can't make it any clearer for you.

Why all this stirring?

Do you have a problem with either Aboriginals or the Greens
or perhaps both?
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 16 October 2020 3:42:41 PM
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Foxy,

She was appointed to the Senate not elected by the voters of Victoria.

None the less she's doing a great job, I really liked how she gave PETA the message.
Posted by Is Mise, Friday, 16 October 2020 5:53:22 PM
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Thorpe lost the state seat she had won in 2018 to a Labor candidate. She has NOT won anything since then. She was APPOINTED to fill a vacancy in the Senate as is usual practice. Only a moron would not understand that.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 16 October 2020 8:44:28 PM
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I have said all along that yes - she was appointed
to the FEDERAL Senate seat by the vacancy caused
by former leader of the Greens Richard Di Natale's
resignation - in June 2020.

However, Thorpe WON the seat of Northcote at the 2017
by-election in the state of Victoria. She served in that
Senate 2017 - 2018.

She is the first Aboriginal woman to represent the state
in the Senate in 2017. And she is now the first Aboriginal
parliamentarian from the Greens in the
Federal Senate.

Some people still don't seem to get it.
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 16 October 2020 9:22:10 PM
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cont'd ...

One never quite allows for the moron in
our midst.
(smile).
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 16 October 2020 9:29:28 PM
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The Forums red necked racists brigade are beside themselves. Here we have an Aboriginal, a woman, and she happens to be a Green, she's in their parliament. What next they ask, will there be gays in government. A shocking state of affairs for the lads?

One of the lads put money into a failed political party and got ripped off! What a bright spark was he!

Prod Boy Jose', With things looking rather grim for you All American Boys, I asked if you were planning anything BIG, you didn't answer.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 16 October 2020 9:34:46 PM
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