CMR Focus: Treaty and Truth

The Victorian political and social landscape has experienced massive changes over the past several years in regard to Treaty and truth-telling.

With the State Government’s commitment in 2016 to pursue Treaty with Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through to the 2021 establishment of the Yoo-rrook Truth-telling Commission, Australia’s southernmost mainland state is leading the way with treaty and truth.

Treaty and Truth Stories

Working Towards Achieving an Elders’ Voice in the Victorian Treaty Process

Working Towards Achieving an Elders’ Voice in the Victorian Treaty Process

Gunditjmara Elders Aunty Charmaine Clarke and Uncle Rob Lowe talk with CMR about the need for, and work ahead in developing, the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria's Elders' Voice.
Treaty in Victoria – Discussing the Basics with Co-Chair Marcus Stewart

Treaty in Victoria – Discussing the Basics with Co-Chair Marcus Stewart

As the democratically elected members of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria (FPAV) continues paving the way forward for treaties between Victorian Aboriginal people and the State Government, we take a look at some of the challenges and successes achieved to date.
Moving closer to the reality of Victorian Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

Moving closer to the reality of Victorian Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

Chair of the Victorian Stolen Generation Redress Scheme, Yorta Yorta man Ian Hamm, talks about the scheme's challenges and soon-to-be-announced committee
Uncle Michael “Mookeye” Bell shares his thoughts on Victoria’s Spent Convictions Bill

Uncle Michael “Mookeye” Bell shares his thoughts on Victoria’s Spent Convictions Bill

Victoria is on the verge of coming into line with other States and Territories with the introduction of a Spent Convictions Bill
First People’s Assembly of Victoria pushes forward for truth-telling


First People’s Assembly of Victoria pushes forward for truth-telling


"We're committed to getting this right. We're committed to getting treaty right. We're committed to getting truth right." - Marcus Stewart
Connecting Stolen Generations and supporting sexual abuse victims – it still goes on during COVID-19

Connecting Stolen Generations and supporting sexual abuse victims – it still goes on during COVID-19

Despite the pressures of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, Aunty EvaJo Edwards continues her towards supporting victims of child sexual abuse and the Stolen Generations
Treaty Work Continues Despite COVID-19

Treaty Work Continues Despite COVID-19

First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria co-Chair Marcus Stewart discusses the ongoing path to Treaty in Victoria.
First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Announced

First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Announced

Following over a year of community consultations and five weeks of voting, the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is announced.
Possum Skin Cloak Tells Stories of the Treaty Journey

Possum Skin Cloak Tells Stories of the Treaty Journey

Possum and kangaroo skins carrying stories of the journey towards treaty between Victorian government and traditional owners.
Fun, Footy and the Quest for a Treaty

Fun, Footy and the Quest for a Treaty

FOOTBALL and netball may have been the attraction but it was also a deeper cause that was the glue bringing together more than 5,000...
The Polls are Open: Victorian Treaty Process is Underway

The Polls are Open: Victorian Treaty Process is Underway

"This is something that's going to right those wrongs that were committed on our communities in the past." Jill Gallagher.

Vic. Local Government

Aboriginal involvement in the Victorian Local Government sector

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Victoria's progress towards Treaty/ies and Truth-telling

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Positive stories from our Victorian communities

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