First Peoples treaties

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Treaties with indigenous peoples
Indigenous treaties
NARROWER TERMS
Report

National Indigenous reform agreement (Closing the Gap)

This National Indigenous Reform Agreement has been established to frame the task of Closing the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It sets out the objectives, outcomes, outputs, performance indicators and performance benchmarks agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
Report

Report to the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission from the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria

The Letters Patent establishing the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission require the Commission to have 'due regard to the views and insight provided by the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, in a report or reports from community consultation undertaken by it'. This report has been prepared for...
Discussion paper

Unfinished business: truth-telling about Aboriginal land rights and native title in the ACT

In this discussion paper, Ed Wensing argues that the ACT Government should not be afraid to follow the examples set by Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, in commencing treaty discussions about possible ways of resolving the matters of sovereignty and self-determination, including over land...
Discussion paper

UNDRIP and enshrining Aboriginal rights

Informed by international examples, this paper explores methods by which the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) could be enshrined in Victoria's Treaty process.
Report

Interim report of the Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner

This interim report is an update to the Northern Territory Chief Minister on progress on key outputs as required under the Treaty Commissioner’s Terms of Reference for Stage 1.
Discussion paper

Northern Territory Treaty Commission: Treaty discussion paper

This public discussion paper is to inform an extensive, Territory-wide community consultation process with First Nations Territorians, led by the Treaty Commissioner, to assess whether a consensus or majority view exists on all or any of the matters included in this paper.
Report

2021 State of reconciliation in Australia report

This report assesses the current status of reconciliation and outlines some practical actions that need to be taken in order to continue to progress the reconciliation process.
Discussion paper

Indigenous voice: discussion paper

This discussion paper explains the proposals for the Indigenous Voice at the local and regional and national levels, and provides links to further information. It also provides guiding questions on issues that co-design groups are keen to explore further prior to the development of final...
Report

Indigenous Voice co-design process: interim report to the Australian government

This interim report draws together proposed models for a National Indigenous Voice, and a proposed framework to enhance local and regional decision making and regional governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Article

Lidia Thorpe wants to shift course on Indigenous recognition. Here’s why we must respect the Uluru Statement

This article highlights why an established First Nations Voice to Parliament would be a practical way forward to guide further treaty-making processes.
Submission

Australia's human rights scorecard: joint NGO submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition

This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...
Report

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.
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.
Report

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.
Discussion paper

Understanding the landscape: the foundations and scope of a Victorian treaty

This discussion paper explores how Aboriginal Victorians might achieve recognition of their sovereignty, control over their own affairs, and enshrine their rights to self-determination and culture.
Discussion paper

VACCA discussion paper on treaty, self-determination and the Aboriginal community-controlled services sector

The purpose of this paper is to explore the possible implications of Treaty for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), highlight international examples of how treaty holders and Aboriginal agencies have established agreements for service delivery, advocacy and support, and provide some options on how similar...
Fact sheet

Treaty in Australia

Antar's resource ‘Treaty in Australia’ examines what Treaty is, the history of Treaties with First Nations here and elsewhere, and where we are now.
Report

Advancing the Victorian Treaty process

Victoria seeks to lead the nation by making self-determination the cornerstone of policy in Aboriginal affairs. The Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is required to prepare an annual report on the work of the State in advancing the treaty process. This is the first report...
Website

Timeline of trauma and healing in Australia

This timeline looks at some of the events, trauma and healing that’s taken place in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the last two and a half centuries. The dates in this timeline are a selection representing the breadth of events that have occurred...
Working paper

Transparency in resource agreements with Indigenous people in Australia

This working paper examines resource payments provided to Indigenous entities or individuals, under a variety of types of agreements made by Indigenous peoples with resource companies, and/or governments. These resource payments are made as part of obtaining a social licence to carry out resource activity...