Member for the Metropolitan region

Muriel Bamblett

Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Boon Wurrung

The only way Aboriginal Victorians can enact our rights as First Peoples of this country is through the Treaty making process.  

Systemic racism continues to be a key driver of government policies and practices that fail to see us as Traditional Owners with inherent and legal rights. We have much to lose if we don’t protect our spirituality, cultural practices, and traditions for generations to come. 

The journey to Treaty is for everyone – get on board. Don’t be a fence sitter. Imagine this was your personal Treaty that you were negotiating for your grandchildren. What would you want it to achieve?  

Inaugural Speech