Regional Voices

Australia’s first Torres Strait Islander MP

March 14, 2018

This week we speak with Cynthia Lui, who has made history as Australia’s first Torres Strait Islander elected to parliament. Representing the far north Queensland electorate of Cook, Cynthia spent most of her life in the remote northern Torres Strait. In her career as a social worker, she has seen and dealt with some major issues facing indigenous communities, especially in areas of health, education and employment. Cynthia talked to Kendi Burness-Cowan about her role as a female representative, and her hopes for her community and people.

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