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Dorinda Cox becomes first Aboriginal woman to represent WA in federal senate

Yamatji and Noongar woman Dorinda Cox has become the first Aboriginal woman to represent Western Australia in the federal senate. Cox was sworn in to the senate on Monday, after winning the Greens’ preselection to replace retired senator, Rachel Siewert. Cox’s entrance to the parliament takes the number of Indigenous people currently in the federal parliament to seven. She was sworn in to the senate wearing a Booka (kangaroo cloak), and was supported by Greens Senators Lidia Thorpe, and Mehreen Faruqi. So proud to stand with these incredible Blak women as history is made ✊🏾@dorinda_cox @SenatorThorpe pic.twitter.com/xsVbv1K5Ss — Mehreen…