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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Linda Burney becomes the first female Indigenous MP in Australia's history
Former New South Wales deputy Labor leader Linda Burney has claimed victory in the southern Sydney seat of Barton. The win makes her the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Ms Burney said the victory was...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Lucky Sherpa
Ms. Lucky Sherpa spoke with Marilyn Cham, UNDP consultant and partner with iKNOW Politics, during IPU's Conference on "Parliaments and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples", held in Bolivia, 7-9 April, 2014Ms. Sherpa spoke on the status of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Linda Maguire
Ms. Maguire is the Chief of Country Support for Eastern and Southern Africa with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked as UNDP’s chief Electoral Advisor in the Democratic Governance Group from 2003 to 2013, and...