LABOR TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL CAUCUS TO INCREASE INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION
February 20, 2017
The Federal Opposition will set up a national caucus in a push for more Indigenous representation across all political parties.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten hosted a meeting of Indigenous Labor MPs from the Commonwealth, State and Territory parliaments to establish a national Labor Indigenous Caucus in Brisbane today.
The new caucus aims to increase Indigenous voter enrolment, expand the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the Labor Party, and initiate a young leaders program where Indigenous youth are identified and paired directly with MPs.