Member for the North West region

Rodney Carter

Dja Dja Wurrung

I live in central Victoria and I am a descendant of the Dja Dja Wurrung people. As an Assembly Member, I will ensure a strong voice on advocacy for the needs of all people upon treaty matters in the north western electoral region.

I believe that Treaty can be something for everyone to share in. As a Traditional Owner, our leadership needs to ensure that everyone benefits from the opportunities that Treaty could provide.

Treaty provides us a unique chance, as a sovereign people that have never ceded our homelands, to be properly recognised and that we sit as equals, to be a positive example for all Victorians.

Our Ancestors never had the respect of the colonial powers of the day. I am honoured to represent you at this Assembly, so our Ancestor’s voices are not forgotten, and our children and future generations have greater opportunities than we have today.

Inaugural Speech of the Assembly's Second Term