First Peoples treaties

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Treaties with indigenous peoples
Indigenous treaties
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Voice, Treaty, Truth? The role of truth-telling in Australian, state and territory governments’ reconciliation processes: a chronology from 2015

This publication considers the role of truth-telling in Australia, looking at how it has manifested across different levels of government, both within and outside of formal reconciliation processes, since the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Briefing paper

Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022: Bill Brief

The Victorian government is proceeding with its intention to negotiate a treaty with the state’s First Peoples and has introduced legislation to establish an entity that would facilitate these negotiations. This Bill Brief provides a summary of the proposed Treaty Authority and its functions, the...
Report

Yoorrook with purpose: interim report

This interim report, the first from an Australian truth-telling Commission, details Aboriginal elders’ experiences of ongoing pain and harm to Victorian First Peoples at the individual, family, community and state level.
Report

Northern Territory Treaty Commission: final report

Since its commencement in March 2019, the Northern Territory Treaty Commission has consulted with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory and conducted research to inform the development of a framework for Treaty negotiations between First Nations Territorians and the Northern Territory (NT) Government. This report...
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander treaties, constitutional and legal recognition and representation in Australia: a chronology

The issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion in law, governance and the Constitution have a long history that can be tracked back to the establishment of the first colonies. This paper aims to provide a brief history and chronology of the recognition, representation...
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...
Report

Towards truth telling

This resource provides suggestions for an evidence-based model that will accompany and augment the treaty process in the Northern Territory.
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

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.
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

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

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.
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...
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.
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.
Report

“To be heard and for the words to have actions”

This report is the result of extensive contributions by over 120 Traditional Owners of the regions of far east Gippsland, north-east Victoria and mid north-west Victoria without formal recognition, as well as formally recognised Traditional Owner groups.