Lidia Alma Thorpe is well known Australian politician, businesswoman, activist and Member of the Australian Senate. Lidia Thorpe Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Biography read all about her in this article. She is currently a Senator for Victoria, representing the Australian Greens, and is also the first Aboriginal Senator from Victoria.
After winning the Northcote state by-election on November 18, 2017, she became the state’s first-ever Aboriginal woman elected to the legislature, serving as the member for the Northcote division in the Legislative Assembly from 2017 to 2018.Thorpe received media attention for her criticism of the reliability of Australian political institutions, which she views as an outcome of colonialism.
Lidia Thorpe Biography
|18 August 1973
|Age (as of 2023)
|Place of Birth
|Name not Known
|Yes, Two Daughters
|Name not Known
|Salary / Income Per Year
|Member of the Australian Senate and Businesswoman
Lidia Thorpe Early Life and Family
Lidia Alma Thorpe was Born on 18 August 1973 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia.Thorpe grew up in Collingwood and attended Gold Street Primary School in Clifton Hill.She completed Year 7 at Fitzroy High School, Year 8 at Collingwood High, returned to Fitzroy High for Year 9, but left soon after, at the age of 14. She plays Australian rules football and netball. She has a Diploma of Community Development from Swinburne University of Technology, a graduate certificate in public sector management, and a Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership.
Lidia Thorpe Family, Parents
Lidia Thorpe Parents are Marjorie Thorpe and Mr. Thorpe. Her Mother Marjorie Thorpe who was a co-commissioner for the Stolen Generations inquiry that produced the Bringing Them Home report in the 1990s, and later a member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, and a preselected Greens federal candidate for Gippsland. Her Father name is still not known. Thorpe’s grandmother, Alma Thorpe, was one of the founders of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. There is no information regarding she has any sibling.
Lidia Thorpe Husband & Relationship
Lidia Thorpe was married but later she divorces. She has three Children. She became a single mother at the age of 17. She also has two granddaughters. As per Wikipedia Thorpe was reportedly in a relationship with Gavan McFadzean, manager of the Climate Change and Clean Energy Program at the Australian Conservation Foundation, from 2019 to 2022.
Lidia Thorpe Net Worth
Lidia Thorpe has an estimated Net Worth of $3 Million in 2024.Her Primary Source of earning comes from her career as Australian Politician and Businesswoman.
Lidia Thorpe Awards and Achivements
Dame Phyllis Frost Award (2014)
National Indigenous Human Rights Award (2020)
Victorian Aboriginal Honor Roll (2020)
Griffith University’s Indigenous Alumni of the Year Award (2021)
Victorian Young Achiever Awards (2021)
Lidia Thorpe Professional Career
Thorpe has served as the Municipal Association of Victoria’s Aboriginal employment adviser and as the Lakes Entrance Basketball Association’s president for three years. She has also served on the Nowa Nowa Primary School’s school council, a steering committee for Indigenous administrators, and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Lidia Thorpe was the chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee. Thorpe has also served as an Aboriginal employment adviser for the Municipal Association of Victoria, as president of the Lakes Entrance Basketball Association for three years, and as a member of the Nowa Primary School’s school council.
She was a member of the Indigenous Administrators steering committee, a member of the Community of Practice, a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, and a project manager with the East Gippsland Shire Council, where she addressed disadvantage in Lakes Entrance through the Advancing Country Towns Project.
Thorpe won the Northcote by-election in 2017 after obtaining 45.22% of the primary vote, giving her a winning distribution of 50.93%, 11% more than the Labor candidate.
Thorpe was sworn in as a member of parliament on November 28, 2017, and delivered her first speech to the Assembly the following day.Thorpe was the Australian Greens Victoria portfolio holder for Aboriginal Justice, Consumer Affairs, Skills and Training, Sport, and Mental Health.
She is the first Aboriginal woman to represent Victoria in the Senate and the first Aboriginal federal MP from the Greens. Thorpe referenced to the Attorney-General of the Northern Territory being a white male in a speech to Parliament in May 2021, when the Attorney-General, Selena Uibo, is an Indigenous woman.
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FAQ About Lidia Thorpe
What is Lidia Thorpe Ethnicity?
Lidia Thorpe Ethnicity belongs to European, DjabWurrung, Gunnai and Gunditjmara descent.
Is Lidia Thorpe Married?
Lidia was married but later she divorces and she has never share any kind of detail about her Ex.Husband.
How many Children Lidia Thorpe have?
Thorpe has three children and first became a mother at the age of 17.She also has two granddaughters.