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Deadly Questions campaign launches

Aboriginal Victoria launched its Deadly Questions campaign at The Long Walk event in the lead up to the "Dreamtime at the 'G” game between Essendon and Richmond.

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.

This will be an opportunity to dispel myths and celebrate the cultures and achievements of Aboriginal Victorians.

The campaign also provides an opportunity for non-Aboriginal Victorians to acquire a deeper understanding of Aboriginal cultures, history, and the issues facing Aboriginal communities.

The campaign was designed following consultation with the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group as well as with the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission.

Deadly Questions will be rolled out online, on social media, in newspapers and on billboards and other displays across the state.

Deadly Questions will feature a wide range of questions and answers. Some of the answers will be provided by the campaign’s ‘Champions’ and others from a wide range of Aboriginal Victorians. As the campaign goes on, the depth and breadth of answers will increase.

The public will be able to submit questions to the Deadly Questions website. These questions will be vetted before being answered and published on the Deadly Questions website.

The Deadly Questions campaign has been developed as part of the Government's commitment to self-determination and treaty.

If you are an Aboriginal person living in Victoria, and would be keen to answer some questions, please email deadlyquestions@dpc.vic.gov.au