167 – Lidia Thorpe

Lidia Thorpe is a Gunai-Gunditjmara woman, First Nations activist, a former Greens MP in the Victorian parliament and the current National Aboriginal lead for Amnesty International.

In the wake of the Invasion Day rallies that Lidia helped organise over the long weekend, we discuss the emotional toll of January 26th, First Nations sovereignty, the failings of the Uluru Statement and the Victorian Treaty process and what it really means for non-Indigenous Australians to pay the rent.

I’m doing LIASYO live at the 2020 Melbourne Comedy Festival with special guest ANDREW FREAKING DENTON. Tickets are on sale now!

This Saturday I’m performing at the Midsumma Extravaganza at the Hamer Hall

I’m performing at Laugh Out Proud at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Thursday February 27th

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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ARTICLE: Without A Treaty, Australia Day Will Always Be Invasion Day by Lidia Thorpe

ARTICLE: Victoria has chosen spin over substance in its Indigenous treaty whitewash by Lidia Thorpe

ARTICLE: Black power in White Australia: An Interview with Gary Foley by Sian Vate

An ABC explainer on the Victorian treaty process

An explainer on the Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation’s statement on the treaty process, “Trick or Treaty?” 

Pay the Rent: a Buzzfeed video

Cause of the Week: Pay The Rent (paytherent.net.au

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