In disappointing, but not surprising, news the Liberal and National parties have withdrawn their support for Treaty in Victoria.
What will the announcement mean? Not much really.
Of course, we would have liked to have kept Treaty above party politics and our door will remain open to politicians of all persuasions, but there is a clear path to Treaty ahead of us.
It’s time to negotiate a Treaty that will provide Aboriginal communities with the power to implement practical solutions at a local level.
You see, when it comes to Aboriginal communities, cultures and land, the experts are Aboriginal people.
The more this fact is respected and embraced, the more our communities will thrive.
When Aboriginal communities are thriving and we’re strong and proud in our cultures and languages, everyone benefits.
We want everyone who calls Victoria home, to be able to share in, celebrate and benefit from the wisdom and knowledge that our cultures and languages have to offer.
We thank our friends and allies who are willing to walk with us on this shared journey.
For those not yet willing to join in, the loss is yours, but if you change your mind you know where to find us.
(Hey mob, please share this post so everyone knows we’re still on track!)