Progress Towards Treaty in Victoria
In March 2018 the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group officially handed over its final report to the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission, delivering key recommendations on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body.
“This report is the product of many hands. There is a long way to go yet, but with the release of this report, at last we know the journey is well and truly underway. Treaty belongs to all of us; it is part of the legacy that we will leave for our children” – Mick Harding, Aboriginal Treaty Working Group Chair
This historic milestone on the path to treaty was marked with a special event at Parliament House, hosted by Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO.
The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group, representing Traditional Owners, Aboriginal community controlled organisations and young Aboriginal people, have led two years of engagement and consultation with Aboriginal people across Victoria to inform these recommendations, which will ultimately ensure Aboriginal Victorians are represented by a democratic voice.
The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group will continue to guide the process towards treaty, working alongside the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission and the Victorian Government.