Final report on the design of the Aboriginal representative body 2018

Indigenous peoples representative bodies Indigenous treaties Victoria
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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 priorities of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Community consultations were held in November 2016 and March 2017.

From its deliberations, the Community Assembly produced detailed recommendations on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body for the
Working Group.

Of the Community Assembly’s twelve recommendations, the Working Group has accepted seven, including both overarching recommendations,
accepted in principle four, and marked one as requiring further consideration by VTAC. VTAC, which began operations in January 2018, will be responsible for establishing the Aboriginal Representative Body.

Once established, the Aboriginal Representative Body will work with the State to develop the treaty negotiation framework, which will guide subsequent treaty negotiations.

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