Member for the Metropolitan region

Alister Thorpe

Gunai, Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara

I acknowledge all our past strong Aboriginal leaders whose commitment provided this generation with this opportunity. My role in the Assembly is a continuation of their work.

The opportunity for our nations to shape the way treaties are negotiated is an important step. I want to make sure we do it right recognising the rights of all our nations.

The First Peoples’ Assembly is the culmination of years of tireless campaigning for sovereignty, self-determination, and recognition.

Inaugural Speech