Indigenous Aussie senator calls Queen colonizer

STORY: Senator Thorpe entered the chamber with her fist raised in the air. After taking the oath, Senate President, Susan Lines informed Thorpe that she was required to recite it as written and called for order.

Thorpe paused, then complied and recited the oath with her right fist still raised.

Thorpe was reelected in May.

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