Victorian State Government to enter into Australia's first Treaty negotiations.
On ABC's Lateline program on the 26th February it was announced that "[t]he Victorian State Government hopes that within a matter of weeks it'll be in talks to draft Australia's first treaty with Aboriginal people.
" The Minister for Aborginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins states that "At the end of the day, it's pretty disappointing that we're in the year 2016 and we as a Commonwealth country don't have a treaty or a national arrangement with our First Peoples."
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RecVic welcomes this significant development. To learn more about RecVic and ANTaR Victoria's joint Agreements and Treaties Working Group, please check out our dedicated website pages.