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Elections for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria are currently underway. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who live in Victoria can now vote on who they want to represent their communities on the Victoria Treaty Advancement Commission’s advisory council. The Commission aims to establish treaty between the state’s first peoples and the state government. This will help address many current social issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to promote their human rights. Australia is currently one of few Commonwealth countries that has no treaty with its first nation’s people. 

Running for a position on the advisory council is Annette Xiberras, an Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri community here in Melbourne, and is the only LGBT candidate in the running. The Informer spoke to her about why she is running and what she hopes to achieve through treaty. 

 

About the author: Arion

 

Arion is the Executive Producer of JOY 94.9's The Informer Daily, a national current affairs program. He enjoys storytelling, a good book and hanging out with his dogs.

 

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