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The Victorian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal Victorians towards Australia's first treaty. The process has been underway since February 2016.

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Aboriginal Treaty Working Group Expressions of Interest now open

Expressions of Interest are sought from Victorian Aboriginal Traditional Owners to fill vacancies on the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group. Applications close 7 September 2018. 

 

Australia’s first ever treaty legislation is set to become law

The Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 passing Victorian Parliament will see Victoria become the first state to enter into formal treaty negotiations with Aboriginal Victorians. 

 

Quarterly Essay Correspondence - Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO

Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill Gallagher AO wrote this piece as a response to the Quarterly Essay's 'Moment of Truth' by Mark McKenna.

 

Deadly Questions campaign launches

Deadly Questions will provide a public space for Aboriginal Victorians to discuss history and how it affects their lives today, as well as to share the strength and vibrancy of their cultures, with the aim of building understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

 

Recommendations made on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body

The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group officially handed over its final report to the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission in March 2018. It made key recommendations on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body. 

 

Jill Gallagher AO appointed as Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner

The Commission will create the Aboriginal Representative Body based on the final recommendations of the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group. The Commission will also consult with Aboriginal Victorians, provide research and advice on the treaty process, and communicate progress on treaty.