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Australian senator criticised for referring to the Queen as ‘coloniser’

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Australian senator criticised for referring to the Queen as ‘coloniser’

A recently-elected Australian senator landed into an issue after referring to the Queen of England because the “coloniser” throughout her swearing-in ceremony.

Lidia Thorpe, a lawmaker of Aboriginal origin from Australia’s Victoria province, was not current within the parliament when the remainder of the members took oath final week and therefore was sworn in on Monday, reported The Guardian. In a video shared on-line, she is seen approaching the Senate flooring along with her proper fist within the air earlier than reciting the pledge.

“I, sovereign Lidia Thorpe, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and I bear true allegiance to the colonising Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” she stated.

However, she was criticised for it, with an unidentified lawmaker saying, “You’re not a senator if you don’t do it properly.” Several different members too are heard protesting Thorpe’s take.

Following this, Labor celebration president Sue Lines, within the Chair, paused for quiet, and requested Thrope to re-recite the oath verbatim.

Lidia Thorpe, a Djab Wurrung and Gunnai Gunditjmara senator with Australia’s Green Party, known as the nation’s symbolic head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, a colonizer whereas taking her oath of workplace pic.twitter.com/phS9lUcsDp

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“You are required to recite the oath as printed on the card, so please recite the oath,” she advised Thorpe.

Thorpe is then seen repeating the oath, however with sarcastic stress on the phrases “sincerely” and “declare”. She later went on to tweet, “Sovereignty never ceded”, together with {a photograph} of the incident.