The Greens party’s new spokesperson for Indigenous Australians says she believes that an Indigenous Voice will succeed at a referendum and it will lead to self determination for First Nations people.

Yamatji-Noongar woman and Western Australian Senator Dorinda Cox was named as the party’s spokesperson for Indigenous issues following the shock resignation of Senator Lidia Thorpe.

The Greens are set to negotiate their support of the Governments proposed changes to referendum laws before the public votes on an Indigenous voice before the end of the year.

Senator Cox told the ABC the voice is an opportunity to secure Indigenous rights in this country.

She says an elected body is needed to ensure the federal parliament hears voices on the ground.