Member for the North West region

Jacinta Chaplin

Wadi Wadi and Wamba Wamba

My name is Jacinta Chaplin, I was born and raised in the Swan Hill, Nyah West area.

I am here to make real change on the ground for our country, for our communities and our families, and to ensure the documents and processes we create are binding and can not sit on a shelf to be ignored.

Treaty and truth telling is the next step to be taken. It gives us the opportunity to demanded the respect for our ancestors, the respect of our culture and our right to protect and care for our country.

Our ancestors have guided us to where we are today. We walk in the footsteps they left for us.

The tracks we are creating now are the pathways for the next generations.

I am here to leave my footprints.

Inaugural Speech of the Assembly's Second Term