Treaty process to date

2016

  • February: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews commits the government to discussing treaty.
     
  • April: Self-Determination Forums were held across Victoria.
     
  • May: The first Aboriginal Victoria Forum was held.
     
  • July: The Aboriginal Treaty Working Group was established to develop options for an Aboriginal Representative Body, through consultation with the Aboriginal community.
     
  • November: Phase 1 of community consultations about the design of the Representative Body.
     
  • December: The second Aboriginal Victoria Forum was held, to report on community consultations.

2017

  • March: Phase 2 of community consultations about the design of the Representative Body.
     
  • April: The third Aboriginal Victoria Forum was held to report back on the second phase of community consultations.
     
  • November - December: The Community Assembly was held to resolve key details.
     
  • December: Jill Gallagher was appointed Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner.

2018

  • January: Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission was established 
     
  • March: The Treaty Working Group released the report on the design of the Representative Body (incorporating recommendations of the Community Assembly)
     
  • April - September: The Commission team held conversations with communities across Victoria.  
     
  • July: Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 passes parliament
     
  • September: The Commission released a proposed Representative Body model, and held a Statewide Gathering as part of a feedback process.

    The Commission also held an Elders Forum to promote discussion about an Elders Voice within the Representative Body. 
     
  • October: Feedback on the proposed model closes.