Reserved Seat holder representing Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

Djaran Murray-Jackson

Dja Dja Wurrung, Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Dhudhuroa, Waywurru, Barapa Barapa, Wergaia, Wiradjuri

I am a Proud Dja Dja Wurrung Man and I am honoured to be selected by Dja Dja Wurrung People to represent them as the reserved seat holder on the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria. I want to thank them for choosing me to represent them at the Treaty table. 

I have strong connections to Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Dhudhuroa, Waywurru, Barapa Barapa, Wergaia and Wiradjuri. For the past 3 years, I have been living and breathing treaty, working as the engagement manager. I have travelled from Gippsland to Swan Hill, Shepperton to Warrnambool and everywhere in-between. I know how the Assembly works and I have the Treaty knowledge to guide me on the next part of my journey as an Assembly Member.

Although I’ve been elected to represent Dja Dja Wurrung on the Assembly, I will also represent community that live on Dja Dja Wurrung Country and Mob throughout Victoria, whether you are from here or not. We have a chance to negotiate better outcomes for our people through a statewide Treaty which will tackle issues in justice, health, education, housing and more! It’s time for us to make the decisions that affect us instead of Government. 

The People you have elected are going to negotiate a deadly Treaty for all Mob in Victoria, but we can’t do it without you. Now is the time to show up, yarn and learn as much as you can. We need every community member to be behind us when we sit across from government and start negotiating.

Its an honour and a privilege to be elected on the Assembly. I can’t wait to get out and Yarn with you all and bring you along the Journey to negotiate the first Treaty in the Country.

Inaugural Speech of the Assembly's Second Term