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Aboriginal Community Assembly

The Aboriginal Community Assembly was officially launched with the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group Co-Chairs Mick Harding and Jill Gallagher presenting the message stick to the members of the Aboriginal Community Assembly.

The message stick represents Bunjils creation, our ancestors, our families and seeds for everything else, including possibilities. 

 

The Aboriginal Community Assembly is the next phase in the Victorian Aboriginal Community’s journey toward Treaty.

The Assembly participants will meet in November over six days to discuss and make recommendations to the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group about the governance, representation and entity structure of the Aboriginal Representative Body.

From early 2018, the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission will be established to work closely with the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group and the Victorian Aboriginal community to operationalise the outcomes of the Assembly and to guide the establishment of the Aboriginal Representative Body.

Once established, the Aboriginal Representative Body will work with the Victorian Government to establish the framework to support future treaty negotiations.

Below, you can find Fact Sheets, a general Information Handbook, in addition to a more detailed Pre-Reading Handbook, which have been provided to the Aboriginal Community Assembly members. 

The Pre-Reading Handbook contains case studies and information that will inform discussions held during the Assembly.

For further information, visit the Aboriginal Community Assembly Portal.

Community Assembly Fact Sheets Community Assembly Fact SheetsPDF (4.6 MB)Community Assembly Information Handbook Community Assembly Information Handbook Community Assembly Pre-reading Handbook Community Assembly Pre-reading HandbookPDF (4.3 MB)