LABOR SETS UP INDIGENOUS CAUCUS IN PUSH TO IMPROVE REPRESENTATION ACROSS ALL PARTIES
February 20, 2017
Party’s federal and state leaders, Indigenous MPs and Indigenous affairs ministers and shadow ministers meet in Brisbane
Labor will establish a national Indigenous caucus of federal, state and territory MPs aimed at increasing representation, voter enrolment and party representation among Australia’s first peoples.
Bill Shorten is hosting the first meeting of the caucus in Brisbane on Monday, attended by Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, New South Wales Labor opposition leader Luke Foley, Tasmanian opposition leader Bryan Green and Indigenous affairs ministers and shadow ministers from every jurisdiction.
Shorten said he wanted to increase Indigenous representation not only within the Labor party but across all parties.