The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is the elected voice for Aboriginal people and communities in future Treaty discussions.
For 230 years, Australia has been one of the only Commonwealth nations without a Treaty with its First Peoples.
In Victoria, this is changing.
The Assembly builds on the hard work of Aboriginal leaders of the past, and support Aboriginal communities through the Treaty process. It is the voice for Aboriginal communities.
The Assembly is made up of proud Aboriginal leaders. All are Victorian Traditional Owners, elected and appointed by their communities.
Enshrined in law, the Assembly is helping set up 3 important steps to lead to Treaty negotiations:
The Treaty Authority – an independent umpire through the Treaty process;
The Treaty Negotiating Framework – which will set how Treaties can be agreed in Victoria;
A Self-Determination Fund – so Aboriginal communities can be on a level playing field with government.