The Voice in the Australian Parliament: Black Power salute and the Queen is a ‘coloniser’

The Voice in the Australian Parliament: Black Power salute and the Queen is a ‘coloniser’. By Jesse Hyland.

Monday:

Here is Senator Thorpe in action at a protest in Melbourne in May:

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has mockingly recited the parliamentary oath of allegiance while slamming the Queen as a ‘coloniser‘.

The Aboriginal senator marched into the floor of the chamber on Monday morning and gave a Black Power salute as she prepared to take her oath for the start of a new post-election parliament.

After raising her right fist, she begrudgingly swore to serve the 96-year-old monarch, who is still Australia’s head of state.

Ms Thorpe then sarcastically recited the oath of allegiance as she continued holding her fist in the air.

‘I will be faithful and I bear true allegiance to the colonising Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second,’ the outspoken politician said in a mocking tone.

Her conduct received support from Greens Leader Adam Bandt, who tweeted: ‘Always was. Always will be.’

You know the Voice will give this person far more power than you or the other senators. She will become a more powerful member of our ruling class. Won’t Australia be wonderful then?