Our electorate has undergone a name change, from Batman to Cooper - in recognition of William Cooper, a leader in the fight for rights for First Nations people.
The electorate of Cooper lies on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. Cooper has a long history as a hub for First Nations activism, and I am lucky to be able to listen and learn from such an incredible, powerful community.
It is clear to me that any policy that affects First Nations People should be informed by First Nations voices. I am lucky enough to be in the party of Senators Pat Dodson and Malarndirri McCarthy and Linda Burney MP who have established a First Nations caucus of which I am a proud member.
Labor is committed to a referendum to enshrine a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, in line with the Uluru Statement from the Heart and forging a pathway to truth telling and treaty. Read more on Labor’s plan to close the gap and deliver Voice, Treaty and Truth.