This is the second Report on DPC’s self-determination reform commitments. This Report covers an 18-month timeframe from July 2020 to December 2021. In mid-2021, the Secretaries’ Leadership Group on Aboriginal Affairs (SLG) agreed to extend the reporting timelines for all departmental SDRF reports. These are now due at the end of each calendar year (previously 30 June each year). This aligns with reporting cycles for other annual First Peoples affairs reporting across government, such as reporting under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and the VAAF.
Many of the actions and future commitments in this Report build on DPC’s first SDRF Report in 2020. Others are new, and are guided by self-determination actions in the VAAF and SDRF.
This Report is structured slightly differently from DPC’s first Report. Each action now includes future commitments to ensure DPC is continually moving along the continuum towards self-determination (see Figure 2). This is critical to making sure DPC is delivering more ambitious self-determination reform each year.
This Report focuses on actions that each of DPC’s groups are driving to reform our departmental systems and structures to achieve our SDRF commitments.
DPC consists of seven groups
- Legal, Legislation and Governance (LLG)
- Digital Victoria (DV)
- Cabinet, Communications and Corporate (CCC)
- Social Policy and Intergovernmental Relations (SPIR)
- Economic Policy and State Productivity (EPSP)
- First Peoples–State Relations (FPSR)
- Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV)
Each group is at various stages along the self-determination continuum across a range of actions, policies, initiatives and strategies outlined in this Report.
Continuum towards Aboriginal self-determination
The continuum towards Aboriginal self-determinatino includes 6 stages
- Decision-making and resources control
Reviewed 19 May 2023