Victorian government to begin treaty negotiations with Indigenous Victorians
Last week, the Victorian parliament passed legislation which would begin treaty negotiations with Indigenous people in Victoria. It is the first time such legislation has passed in Australia, with promises that the Northern Territory and NSW governments may soon follow suit.
But there is still doubt over what the treaty will look like, and whether it will go as far to acknowledge the sovereignty of Indigenous Australians in the state.
To discuss the issue, Sam Baran was joined by Professor Dominic O’Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science at Charles Sturt University.