Bess Price, the Member for Stuart, is a full blood Warlpiri woman, married to a white man, Dave Price, and they have a daughter, Jacinta, who is proud of her mixed ancestry. Ms Price made Territory history last August when she clinched the former blue-ribbon Labor seat for the Country Liberals. Yesterday she made national history when, in the adjournment debate, she crashed through the politically correct barriers, speaking no holds barred about her grief-torn life, and the brutality which remains around her, her day in, day out.
Here is what she said, as reported in the yet uncorrected NT Hansard, to her electorate – and the people of Australia.
She is pictured with Warlpiri elder Tommy Jungala Rice, her brother-in-law. FULL STORY »