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See our latest Assembly media releases.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Assembly welcomes new member and strengthens Elders’ Voice | 1 April 2021

April 1, 2021
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) has met for its second meeting of...
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Joint statement on Victoria’s Truth and Justice process | 9 March 2021
March 9, 2021
Today has been owed for 233 years. 233 years of violence, dispossession and deprivation. 233...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Assembly calls for Royal Commission to reveal full truth | 25 February 2021
February 25, 2021
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly), the democratically elected voice for Aboriginal people...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Assembly rounds out year with critical steps toward Treaty | 8 December 2020
December 8, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) has rounded out 2020 with another successful...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Treaty process to ramp up with new funding | 24 November 2020
November 27, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria welcomes the Andrews Government commitment to Treaty following strong...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Regional Treaty roadshow kicks off | 23 November 2020
November 27, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has kicked off a regional Treaty roadshow to re-engage...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Always Was and Always Will Be | 10 November 2020
November 25, 2020
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme - Always Was, Always Will Be –is embedded in the...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Aboriginal youth urged to make their voice heard | 14 October 2020
October 14, 2020

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) is urging the state’s young Aboriginal people to make their voices heard this week as the elected body seeks out their thoughts on Treaty.

The Assembly is, with the Victorian Government, responsible for developing the rules under which Treaties will be negotiated in the state and wants to know what Aboriginal youth have to say on the issue.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Treaty process in Victoria continues to break ground | 15 September 2020
September 15, 2020

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria continues to lead the Nation when it comes to progressing a Treaty process between the Victorian Government and the state’s First Peoples.

The Assembly’s first Annual Report was tabled today in the Victorian Parliament, marking a successful first year for the Assembly.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Historic first meeting between First Peoples’ Assembly and Victorian Government | 3 August 2020
August 3, 2020

After seven months of meetings and consultation, the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has today begun negotiations on the process for future treaty making in Victoria.

Assembly Co-Chair Marcus Stewart, a Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung Nation, says this is tangible progress in finally delivering treaties for Victorian Aboriginal communities.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Historic step forward for truth | 11 July 2020
July 11, 2020

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria says the Victorian Government’s support for a truth-telling process is an historic moment in time.

Co-Chair Marcus Stewart says the government’s acceptance of the need for a truth-telling process, and commitment to work with the Assembly on establishing one, will go down in history as a momentous decision.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Assembly ready to commence negotiations with the State | 19 June 2020
June 20, 2020

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is ready to begin negotiations with the State; with key decisions on a mandate on the form of agreements the Assembly will seek, and a culturally strong and independent umpire for future Treaty negotiations.

This means that the Assembly is ready to sit across the table from the State.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Vanessa Morris | VanessaM@firstpeoplesvic.org