Aboriginal Australians government relations


Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change, not mere symbolism

Megan Davis writes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not seek symbolism, and certainly not in the constitution, which distributes power across the federation. They seek change that can make a concrete difference to their lives.

Gap year

The latest Closing the Gap report brings cause both for scepticism and for guarded optimism.

VACCHO submission to the Productivity Commission draft report on mental health

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's (VACCHO) response to the Productivity Commission's draft report on Mental Health.

Partnering with Indigenous organisations for a sustainable environment

This document is intended as a resource for people from non-Indigenous organisations considering actions they could take to build effective and respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities.

Realising the potential of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)

This document outlines PwC's overview of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP).

Model for an elders’ voice to the First Peoples’ assembly of Victoria

This report provides the views and preferences of over 201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, gathered through a series of 19 workshops held across Victoria between May and August 2019.

Treaty engagement: final report 2019

This treaty engagement report was informed by meetings with Victorian Traditional Owners, and the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations' research and policy development.
Position paper

AbSec’s position on Indigenous data sovereignty

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec)'s position paper regarding data sovereignty regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being able to exercise authority over data about children and families.

Victorian Government Self-Determination Reform Framework

This document, the Self-Determination Reform Framework, is intended to guide public service action to enable self-determination in line with government’s commitments in the VAAF. It also provides an architecture for reporting on this action.
Discussion paper

Sovereignty in the Victorian context

This paper is the second in a series of discussion papers presented by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations.