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Aboriginal community consultations on the design of a representative body - Summary report

Date:
June 2017

A note on language

Throughout this report we may use different terms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise that words are both powerful and at times frail in that they cannot fully convey our meaning or intent. We acknowledge that the terms ‘Aboriginal’ and 'Indigenous' do not capture the diversity and complexity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. Our intent is always to use terms that are respectful, inclusive and accurate.

When we use these terms we do so recognising and acknowledging that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the first people of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of this land and its waters. We pay our respects to Elders, knowledge holders and leaders both past and present. There are other terms that were commonly used and have particular meaning in the context of this project, in particular the reference to ‘Community’. In this report Community refers to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reside in Victoria.

This report is prepared within the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities living in Victoria and there is no suggestion or assumption that it is relevant or appropriate for any other context.

EY acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of Australia and Traditional Custodians of this land and its waters. We pay our respects to Elders, knowledge holders and leaders both past and present.

Reviewed 07 October 2019

Aboriginal community consultations on the design of a representative body - Summary report

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