To change Parliament, we have to change those within it. On 18 October 2021 Dorinda Cox was sworn into Federal Parliament and made history as the First Aboriginal woman to represent Western Australia in the Senate. Dorinda Cox is a Yamatji-Noongar woman with a strong...
Senator for Western Australia
Dorinda has a strong record of working for social justice in her community; locally, globally and nationally. She is the mother of two daughters and small business owner.
Over the past 20 years Dorinda has worked in government and non-government sectors, and has made significant contributions to policy and advocacy in the areas of domestic violence, child protection and Aboriginal Justice.
To change Parliament we have to change the elected representatives in it, and add to the strong Blak voices that are already there.
Having grassroots First Nations people representing our communities in the Parliament is the first step towards changing the system to benefit all Australians.
Senator Dorinda Cox is the Greens’ federal spokesperson and portfolio holder for Science, Research and Innovation, Mining and Resources, and Trade.
Video: Truth Telling & Treaty Circle
This nation needs a Treaty. We can’t change the past, but we can build a better future and that starts with bringing people together. Senator Lidia Thorpe, Michael Anderson, Michael Mansell, Dorinda Cox & Celeste Liddle yarn about truth telling and Treaty.