In August 2018, the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018 (Treaty Act) became law, having passed through both houses of the Victorian Parliament in June 2018.
Under the Treaty Act, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is required to prepare an annual report on the work of the State in advancing the treaty process. The reporting requirements under the Treaty Act are set out in Part 8, which also requires the Aboriginal Representative Body, once established, to report annually on its work.
- Part A of this document constitutes the Minister's annual report for the 2018-19 financial year, in accordance with Part 8 of the Treaty Act.
- Part B of this document includes the Minister's plan for making a timely declaration.