Under the Treaty Act, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is required to prepare an annual report on the work of the State in advancing the treaty process. The reporting requirements under the Treaty Act are set out in Part 8, which also requires the Aboriginal Representative Body, once established, to report annually on its work.
These reporting requirements ensure that the Aboriginal Representative Body and the State are transparent in their work to advance treaty in Victoria.
Part A of this document constitutes the Minister's annual report for the 2018-19 financial year, in accordance with Part 8 of the Treaty Act.
Section 11 of the Treaty Act provides that the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, on the recommendation of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, must declare an entity to be the Aboriginal Representative Body. Section 13 of the Treaty Act adds that, if this declaration has not been made before 1 July 2019, the Minister must cause a plan for making a timely Aboriginal Representative Body declaration to be laid before each House of Parliament on or before 15 sitting days after that day.
Part B of this document includes the Minister's plan for making a timely declaration.
Download the annual report and plan:
Reviewed 01 October 2019