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International Mother Language Day to see calls for dual naming policies across Australia
Victoria's First Peoples’ Assembly will mark International Mother Language Day on Wednesday by calling for governments and other...
Dechlan Brennan 21 Feb 2024
First People's Assembly "door is always open", but Treaty will happen even if Vic Opposition don't walk in
Treaty negotiations in Victoria will go ahead with or without the support of the state opposition, with the First Peoples’ Assem...
Dechlan Brennan 16 Feb 2024
VACCHO and Lowitja Institute call for dedicated Aboriginal-led accountability body
A new joint study from the Lowitja Institute, Equity Economics and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisa...
Dechlan Brennan 8 Feb 2024
Victorian First Nations groups urge support for Indigenous-led solutions to closing the gap
Victorian Indigenous groups have responded to the Productivity Commission report released on Wednesday - which found governments...
Dechlan Brennan 7 Feb 2024
First Peoples' Assembly respond to claims of secrecy around Treaty
The First Peoples' Assembly have been forced to respond to claims the Treaty process is operating in secret, after John Pesutto...
Dechlan Brennan 2 Feb 2024
Catholic Social Services Victoria calls for Treaty after Coalition backflip

Catholic Social Services Victoria has thrown its support behind Treaty in the wake of the Liberal-National coalition’s backflip on the historic process.Together with many of its 40...

Giovanni Torre Jan 26, 2024
Native Title expert queries Victorian Opposition claims on cultural heritage laws

Criticism of the Victorian Opposition’s withdrawal the state’s Treaty process has continued, with a native title legal expert labelling Nationals leader Peter Walsh’s commentary on...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 23, 2024
Victorian shadow minister for Aboriginal Affairs comfortable with Treaty stalling on cultural heritage concerns

The Victorian shadow minister for Aboriginal Affairs says he is personally comfortable if Treaty was to fall over in the state as a result of the coalition’s backflip on support an...

Jarred Cross Jan 22, 2024
First Peoples' Assembly, Victorian Premier not notified of Opposition's decision to abandon Treaty

The decision by the Victorian opposition to withdraw their support for Treaty has continued to reverberate, with an Assembly co-chair stating he found about the decision from the m...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 22, 2024
Victorian government slam Coalition's abandoning of support for Treaty

The Victorian government has reacted with dismay at the Coalition's abandonment of the Treaty process, saying they were blindsided by the decision and have let down Indigenous Vict...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 22, 2024
Vic Traditional Owners seek dispensation to prevent land acquisitions, fund to back land councils' recommendations

Traditional Owner groups in Victoria are asking for special dispensation to prevent their land from ever being acquired by the government.  It comes as the First Peoples’ Assembly...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 18, 2024
First Peoples' Assembly provide Treaty update to commence 2024

The co-chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly have written to Indigenous Victorians for the first time in 2024, in a year where Treaty negotiations with the state government will be...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 16, 2024
Treaty negotiation funding open for Victorian Traditional Owner groups

Victoria’s movement towards self-determination has progressed, with applications for financial support opening for Traditional Owners of Country. The Self-Determination Fund was i...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 19, 2023
Self-determination in action as First Peoples' Assembly considers Traditional Owner reserved seat application

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria are inviting interested parties to comment on an application for an additional reserved seat.  The Assembly is made up of both general memb...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 14, 2023
AIATSIS partners with First Peoples' Assembly for 2024 Summit

The Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has announced the 2024 AIATSIS summit will be held in Naarm (Melbourne).  Held in partnership...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 8, 2023
Victorian Greens back 'watershed' Treaty Authority

The Victorian Greens have enthusiastically supported the appointment of a Treaty Authority panel, labelling it a watershed moment.  The Authority - an effective independent umpire...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 6, 2023
Victorian Treaty Authority members announced to oversee negotiations

The path towards Treaty negotiations in Victoria took another step forward on Tuesday with the announcement of the five inaugural members of the Treaty Authority, an independent um...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 5, 2023
First Peoples' Assembly says Bunurong Land Council issues will not impact Assembly membership

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has denied issues that have led to the Bunurong Land Council being placed into administration will have a bearing on Assembly membership....

Dechlan Brennan Nov 29, 2023
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