Lidia Thorpe is a wonderful strong Aboriginal woman who is standing for Northcote in the up-coming State by-election. See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-29/northcote-by-election-labor-greens-poll/9000732
When Lin Oke was recently speaking with her she understood Lydia had just been offered a new job when she won the Green’s pre-selection, so as an ethical operator she advised them that she would be pretty preoccupied campaigning and didn’t feel she could accept the position (but Lin gathered they are holding it for her). Consequently she is currently not employed. Lin asked if there was some way people could support her though this campaign period.
We are pleased to say a colleague of hers has responded by fundraising to provide a weekly food hamper to take away the stress of cooking. If you would like to be part of this you can deposit money to:
Westpac account: Janeene Payne
Reference as: Thorpe in payment detail.