Victoria’s first female Aboriginal MP receives death threats over Australia Day comments

Lidia Thorpe from The Greens.Victoria’s first female Aboriginal MP says she has been threatened with death and gang rape for her comments over Australia Day.

Greens MP Lidia Thorpe has previously called for flags to be flown at half-mast on January 26 to recognise the crimes committed against Aboriginal people.

But her calls earlier this week were met with threatening emails and notes, which she has since reported to Victoria Police.

One threat was slipped under the door of her electorate office in Northcote.

“These are about rape, and these are quite graphic and detailed threats for me,” Ms Thorpe said.

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