ANZSOG Policy Collection

ANZSOG Policy Collection


10 Aug 2018

In February 2018, the South Australian Government signed an agreement with the Narungga Nation, as a significant milestone towards Treaty.

Negotiations also occurred in 2017-2018 with the Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri Nations.

In February 2017, Dr Roger Thomas was appointed as Treaty Commissioner to...


1 Aug 2018

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is beginning to have an impact in Canberra, argues Gabrielle Appleby.

Audio interview

31 Jul 2018

A bi-partisan parliamentary committee looking into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians has released its interim report but has failed to recommend any clear way forward for the issue to be resolved.


30 Jul 2018

The report centres on the proposal for a First Nations Voice, which arose from the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The report considers evidence in relation to the constitutionality, structure, function and establishment of the 'Voice,' and examines past and existing advisory bodies and new...

Research report

27 Jun 2018

This guide provides case studies of international jurisdictions that have historic treaties or modern treaty-making processes, self-governance arrangements, and other mechanisms aimed at realising self-determination for Indigenous peoples.

Briefing paper

10 Jun 2018

Polling released by The Australia Institute shows that a majority of voters support key recommendations put forward in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Research report

14 May 2018

This report explores ‘deficit discourse’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy. ‘Discourse’, in this context, encompasses thought represented in written and spoken communication and/or expressed through practices.

Research report

14 May 2018

This report explores strengths-based approaches to shifting the deficit narrative in the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.


History and Australia’s Future
6 May 2018

Correspondence from Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO in response to Mark McKenna's essay, Moment of Truth , published in The Quarterly Essay.


22 Mar 2018

The Indigenous Public Servant Forum brought together senior Indigenous public servants from Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the forum was to establish cross-jurisdictional networks and share experiences of both challenges and success.


7 Mar 2018

This report outlines the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group’s final recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body.

These recommendations have been informed by community consultations and the Aboriginal Community Assembly to ensure they reflect the desires and...

Fact sheet

7 Mar 2018

Since February 2016, the Aboriginal Victorian community and the Victorian Government have been working towards treaty together.

This 2 page factsheet outlines the events and timeline which led to the creation of the establishment of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission and also includes Questions...


11 Aug 2017

Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve 'Elevate' status for their Reconciliation Action Plan 2017–2019. This is the highest level of endorsement granted by Reconciliation Australia.

This RAP outlines the vision for Swinburne and its relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...


Summary of engagements and next steps
21 Jul 2017

This is the report of the South Australian Treaty Commissioner Dr Roger Thomas to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the Hon Kyam Maher MLC, summarising the views of Aboriginal people of the State on treaty and recommending a suitable framework to enable treaty...


19 Jun 2017

This guide provides an overview of the recent ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart.’


26 May 2017

This statement, following the Uluru constitutional convention, calls for establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution and establishment of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations people.

Journal article

19 Apr 2017

A comparative analysis on the constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples in four jurisdictions.

Discussion paper

15 Oct 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not given a voice in the convention debates of the 1890s, which led to the drafting of the Constitution in 1901, and few were able to vote for it. This Discussion Paper sets out some of the different...

Journal article

30 Jun 2016

‘Constitutional recognition’ has emerged as a dominant language through which Australians now debate what is owed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by the settler state. But what is it? There are different ways of answering that question, depending on the goal. If one’s...

Data portal

28 Apr 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides...