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Treaty consultations - April-May 2016

Communities in Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton and Bairnsdale met to discuss what self-determination and treaty means for Aboriginal people. Find the outcomes from the consultations.

About the consultation sessions

The State held an open forum on 3 February 2016 to hear directly from Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians on self-determination.

It was a powerful discussion and it was clear that the community had more to say. In response, four additional open forums were held in regional Victoria between April and May 2016 in Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton and Bairnsdale.

The views shared at these forums shaped the first Aboriginal Victoria Forum held 26-27 May 2016.

An Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group was established to consult with Aboriginal Victorians and advise the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the development of a treaty and the self-determination agenda.

The Working Group completed consultations during October and November and reported on themes at the next Aboriginal Victoria Forum on 13 December 2016.

Find the outcomes for each of the sessions.

Session outcomes