New City of Melbourne Councillor working to reform eligibility rules for Aboriginal candidates

March 15, 2017

Newly elected City of Melbourne Councillor Nic Frances Gilley, yesterday announced his intention to campaign to reform the eligibility criteria for Aboriginal people after Wurundjeri candidate Brooke Wandin was deemed ineligible for election on the grounds that she did not have a residential address within the city.

“I can use this term to look at how all Indigenous people across the state could have the right to stand on their land for council,” he said.

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Pictured: Nic Frances Gilley and Brooke Wandin, who ran on the An Indigenous Voice on Council ticket in last October’s election.

Last Updated: May 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm