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Community Assembly

You can apply now to be a member of the Community Assembly which has been officially launched by the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group. The Community Assembly is the next phase on the journey to treaty.

What will the assembly do?

This is a historic opportunity for the Victorian Aboriginal community to have its say about the design of the Aboriginal representative body.

Once the representative body is formed, it will work with government to determine what is needed to support future treaty negotiations and engage with Aboriginal Victorians on the treaty process.

Who can apply?

All Aboriginal Victorians are encouraged to apply for the Community Assembly

Registrations are open until October 6 to all Aboriginal Victorians over the age of 18.

Apply now

The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group is encouraging all Aboriginal Victorians to apply for the Community Assembly to have their say on this crucial step towards treaty.

The Aboriginal representative body is necessary to give a unified and strong voice for our mob in treaty discussions. It is important that the community voice is at the heart of the design of the representative body.

- Jill Gallagher – Co-chair Aboriginal Treaty Working Group

How will the Community Assembly be run?

The Community Assembly will be independently run and made up of a broad representative group of Aboriginal Victorians who will be asked to make recommendations about the governance, structure and representation of the Aboriginal representative body.

The Community Assembly will come together in Melbourne to make their recommendations over a series of workshops in November.

 

Apply for the Community Assembly