Aboriginal representation in Federal Parliament can only be achieved by creating a new state in North Queensland

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She said 3 per cent or 4 per cent of all federal seats should be given to indigenous people, reflecting ­Aboriginal representation in the general population.

That would see at least five Aboriginal representatives in the lower house and two or three in the Senate.

“It’s time to put it on the table, it’s way overdue,” Senator Lambie said.

“(Aboriginal people) need to be on the inside circle, not on the outside. It’s about time we give them that justice.

“They really need that voice and they need their own voice in parliament.”

New Zealand has used indig­enous representation since the 1860s and the model has been canvassed by various Australian parliaments, but never adopted.




Reserve seats for Aboriginal MPs, says PUP senator Jacqui Lambie | The Australian.


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