Senator Lidia Thorpe has claimed she was “set upon with a weapon” in a Brisbane street over the weekend.
The former Greens Senator revealed the alleged attack on social media on Wednesday, claiming she was ambushed at the same time the Labor Party’s national conference was underway.
“So, due to the Labor Love In last weekend. My security was compromised and as a result I was set upon with a weapon in the streets of Brisbane,” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Says it all right!”
She provided no further details, and NCA NewsWire has contacted Senator Thorpe’s office for comment.
Labor held its three-day national conference in the Queensland capital from August 17-20, with the party’s most prominent members gathering to cement its policy platform.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese kicked off the major event with a standing ovation from thousands of Labor faithful, calling for support for the Voice to parliament referendum.
The centre of numerous political controversies, Senator Thorpe was told by the Australian Federal Police in April that she was the potential target of abuse.
“I have been advised a number of times by the Australian Federal Police that I need to watch where I go, that I’m potentially a target,” she said at the time.
More to come.