The Indigenous senator has finally revealed what she said to the One Nation leader

Controversial indigenous politician Lidia Thorpe has disclosed she has been subjected to death threats and abuse in recent weeks, and is now receiving formal protection.

“I’m an outspoken person and I am a target at the same time,” she told The Project on Wednesday.

But she said it the backlash had become “pretty serious” in recent weeks.

“There are a lot of people out there that don’t want me in that role or in this role that don’t want me in parliament. That don’t want me alive,” she said.

Camera IconSenator Thorpe says she has been receiving death threats. The Project/Ten Credit: Supplied

“I’ve felt very unsafe over the last few weeks. Until things are resolved then I continue to feel unsafe and it is shit.”

The forthright indigenous senator has made headlines for a range of reasons, including her push for the Blak Sovereign movement, rejection of the Voice, criticism of King Charles and allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour against a fellow senator.

“Politics are hard. Blak politics are harder and rougher. I do come out with what’s on my mind and it doesn’t always come out right. It doesn’t always come out nice,” she said.

She has also revealed what she told fellow senator Pauline Hanson after she had made an emotional address to parliament over sexual assault allegations, when Senator Hanson accused her of crocodile tears.

Camera IconSenator Thorpe addresses the Senate following her allegation that Liberal Senator David Van had been sexually inappropriate towards her at Parliament House. NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman Credit: NCA NewsWire
Camera IconSenator Thorpe had words with Senator Hanson after her emotional address over sexual misbehaviour allegations. NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman Credit: NCA NewsWire

When interviewer Hamish McDonald asked Senator Thorpe what she said to Senator Hanson on that day, Senator Thorpe replied: “Am I allowed to say that on telly?

“I told her to f*** off because she was being outright rude and nasty and she was baiting me the whole time I was doing my speech,” Senator Thorpe said.

“The only comeback with how she responded to me, was to f*** off, Pauline.”

Senator Van, who was expelled from the Liberal party room and has since quit the party, has denied Senator Thorpe’s accusation.

Senator Lidia Thorpe Presser
Camera IconSenator Thorpe and Walpiri Elder Ned Hargraves of the Blak Sovereign Movement hold a press conference at Parliament House. NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman Credit: News Corp Australia

Senator Thorpe, who has already said she will not seek another term, said he priority now was “to grow and amplify the black sovereign movement in this country.”

The former Greens senator said treaty was more important than the Voice.

“We want power in this country. We want land back. We want peace. We want the end of the war that was declared on us,” she said.

“We don’t want to continue to talk about high rates of deaths of our people and incarceration of our people. We’re still locking up ten-year-olds in this country.”

She said she did not recognise King Charles as sovereign of Australia, despite him being head of state.

“I recognise him as an invader. A violent invader. Yes, he wasn’t personally responsible, but he’s certainly relishes in the wealth that has been created on the backs of slavery,” she said.

She said she wanted reparations from the monarchy.

“His coronation saw millions of dollars put into crowns and jewels that are all stolen from an Indigenous community somewhere in the world. So, start giving it back.”

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