Jacinta Nampi Zimpa Price, deputy mayor of Alice Springs, central Australia, has announced that she will run for one of two members of the Northern Territory’s Congressional Senate.
Price will run for a seat from the Country Liberal Party (CLP) against Nationals Senator Sam McMahon.
“It’s not personal at all,” Price said. Australian person“I pay homage to many coalition members, both Nationals and Liberal, and to be able to bring a wealth of knowledge across many different disciplines, including the plight of marginalized indigenous Australians. I know
Media reports reported that Mr. Price’s move was preparing for a fight within the coalition, but Mr. Price said this was never her intention.
“Like the other two in my party, we chose to nominate the Senate to represent the Northern Territory,” she said on Facebook.
“I’m driven by the Northern Territory people, and all I’m interested in is fighting for the Northern Territory people!”
Mr Price said the Senate seat is a better platform for real change and easier to win after failing to run for Senator Ringiari in the 2019 federal elections.
Price, who has been a councilor in the town of Alice Springs since 2015 and director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Independent Research Center, wants to provide more alternative views between three workers in Congress and one Australian Greens. Said. Senator Aboriginal Party.
“In the Senate, there are often issues raised by individuals like Senator Thorpe,” Price referred to Senator Lydia Thorpe of Greens. Advocate of the Green New Deal And who wanted more Radical agenda In the Senate.
“I feel it is important to be able to push that level of ideology back in an important position. I believe that level of ideology is creating a division without a place in Congress.”
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