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An Indigenous Australian senator vows to call Queen Elizabeth II a ‘settler’

Senators from the Greens and Indigenous Australian activist Lydia Thorpe He had to repeat his oath of allegiance to the position of senator after referring to Queen Elizabeth II as a “settler”. The British monarch is formally the head of state of Austria and his words did not go well with many members of the chamber.

“You won’t be a senator until you do it right!” One of the senators spoke after the oath. Thorpe has also been warned by the president of the Senate to repeat the formula to take possession.

The environmentalist senator did not attend the official inauguration last week, so she took office on Monday morning alone. When he addressed the stage with his fist raised, he did not limit himself to reading the specific text for the oath of office: “I, Lydia Thorpe, as Sovereign, solemnly and solemnly swear that I be faithful and I will lay true allegiance to their colonizing gloryQUEEN ELIZABETH II”.

Senate President, Labor Sue Lines intervened to quell angry criticism from other senators: “You must recite the oath that appears on the card, Please read this”, he has summoned. Thorpe has faced another Labor senator for his criticism, although he has finally read the sentence as it was written. “None of us like it,” said another senator after the oath.

Later, Thorpe himself posted on Twitter that “I have never given up sovereignty.” Recently, the senator has criticized the Australian flag as “it represents the colonization of these lands”. “There is no agreement or treaty so that the flag does not represent me,” he explained in the ‘Channel 10’ series statements.

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