Northern Territory minister for housing Bess Nungarrayi Price has lost a request to speak her traditional language, Warlpiri, in the assembly.
An upset Price then sent a letter to Purick seeking permission to speak her traditional language to speak her traditional language in the assembly.
"I don't see why we shouldn't be able to use our own languages. Because that way we would be far more confident and our people would understand much more clearly what we are saying on their behalf," Price has told the ABC.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.
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