Self-determination for Aboriginal people in Victoria

For the first time in over 20 years, work is underway to create a new relationship between the Victorian Government and the Aboriginal community; to empower Aboriginal communities to achieve long-term generational change and improved outcomes.

State wide forum

A state wide Aboriginal Victoria forum was held 26 -27 May to bring together Victoria's Aboriginal community to discuss how to advance self-determination, a treaty, and an Aboriginal representative body.

The state wide forum followed four regional forums that were held in Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton and Bairnsdale, as well as a session at the April 2016 Koorie Youth Summit; attended by over 400 people and watched by more than 4,000 online viewers across the two days.

Aboriginal Victoria would like thank the community who attended to have their say; Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins for addressing the forum and the Victorian, interstate and international speakers and performers, community representatives, academics, and youth representatives.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Read Message from the Minister (DOCX - 34.2KB).

Read Minister Natalie Hutchins Aboriginal Victoria speech (DOCX - 55.7KB).

Summary

Read Summary of the Aboriginal Victoria Fourm, 26-27 May 2016 (DOCX - 207KB).

Interim Working Group

The next step will be an Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group. The Interim Working Group will have the important task of planning the next stage of the self-determination agenda including developing options for a structure and framework for a permanent Aboriginal representative body and assist with planning for future treaty discussions.

Expressions of interest are sought from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members. For more information refer to the Expression of Interest (DOCX - 1.16MB) and the Terms of Reference (DOCX - 1.16MB).

Video

Watch the videos. You can navigate to any of the videos by using the drop down playlist located on the to left of the video screen.


For the first time in over 20 years, work is underway to create a new relationship between the Victorian Government and the Aboriginal community; to empower Aboriginal communities to achieve long-term generational change and improved outcomes.

State wide forum

A state wide Aboriginal Victoria forum was held 26 -27 May to bring together Victoria's Aboriginal community to discuss how to advance self-determination, a treaty, and an Aboriginal representative body.

The state wide forum followed four regional forums that were held in Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton and Bairnsdale, as well as a session at the April 2016 Koorie Youth Summit; attended by over 400 people and watched by more than 4,000 online viewers across the two days.

Aboriginal Victoria would like thank the community who attended to have their say; Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins for addressing the forum and the Victorian, interstate and international speakers and performers, community representatives, academics, and youth representatives.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Read Message from the Minister (DOCX - 34.2KB).

Read Minister Natalie Hutchins Aboriginal Victoria speech (DOCX - 55.7KB).

Summary

Read Summary of the Aboriginal Victoria Fourm, 26-27 May 2016 (DOCX - 207KB).

Interim Working Group

The next step will be an Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group. The Interim Working Group will have the important task of planning the next stage of the self-determination agenda including developing options for a structure and framework for a permanent Aboriginal representative body and assist with planning for future treaty discussions.

Expressions of interest are sought from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members. For more information refer to the Expression of Interest (DOCX - 1.16MB) and the Terms of Reference (DOCX - 1.16MB).

Video

Watch the videos. You can navigate to any of the videos by using the drop down playlist located on the to left of the video screen.