Historic step towards Treaty with the signing of the Dispute Resolution Process

Today saw historic steps towards Treaty for Victoria, with the signing of the Dispute Resolution Process with the State.

This will ensure our future negotiations are done in good faith, on an equal playing field and honouring Aboriginal ways of doing business. This has never been done before. With our rights enshrined, now begins the work of creating the Treaty Negotiation Framework.

This morning also saw the launch of the Deadly & Proud campaign, which highlights the voices and stories of our people – our pride, strength and resilience in the face of a harsh colonial legacy that impacts us to this day. Our people have long shared their stories and called for Truth-telling, and we hope that now all Victorians will listen and reflect on these shared histories, so that we may heal and grow together.