Aboriginal MP Linda Burney makes landmark speech
Australia's first female Aboriginal MP has given her maiden speech in the House of Representatives and spoken about the discrimination she suffered as a child.
Labor MP Linda Burney, who will represent the New South Wales seat of Barton, said she was not a registered citizen until she was 10.
At the time, she said, Australia knew how many sheep it had, but not how many Aboriginal people.
31 Aug 2016
- From the section Australia