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26 May 2017 11:15 (South Africa)

First Aboriginal MP in Australia wins over parliament

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Garth Wyatt, the first aboriginal to be elected to Australia's House of Representatives, was sworn in on Wednesday. Wyatt holds the Hasluck in Western Australia, and is a member of the Liberal Party, currently in opposition. In his first speech, he name-checked former South African president Nelson Mandela as a figure who had inspired him, and said he would use his position to continue to fight for Aboriginal rights. Wyatt received a standing ovation after the speech. Read more: Sapa-AFM via M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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