Senator Nova Peris officially introduced to parliament

THE first indigenous Australian female Senator was officially sworn in today.

Despite a tough introduction to parliament, Senator Nova Peris officially replaced the Northern Territory's Trish Crossin on the red leather on Wednesday.

The Senator and former Olympian also undertook a traditional indigenous blessing after the Westminster ceremony in Canberra.

Ms Peris is expected to give her maiden speech in the parliament tonight.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

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