Treaty: Victorian leadership on a national project of restorative justice

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 18:00

Prof. Jon Altman is hosting this free event, Treaty: Victorian leadership on a national project of restorative justice... . The registration link might be of interest to you or your network

Date: October 20th. Time 6-8pm; Venue:  Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale st Melbourne.  Need to Register

"The Yothu Yindi song’s chorus ‘Treaty Yeh, Treaty Now’ is known to many Australians. But unlike other settler colonial societies like the USA, Canada and New Zealand, Australia has never completed any historical or modern treaties with Indigenous First Nations. Any attempts to constructively progress such institutional innovation as a form of restorative justice quickly dissipate in political disputation among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous constituencies.

Early in 2016 responding to demands from Victoria’s First Nations, the Daniel Andrews government committed to complete Australia’s first Treaty with Aboriginal people.

In this Policy Forum convened by Professor Jon Altman from the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation three experts, Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett, Mr Jason Mifsud and Associate Professor Sarah Maddison, discuss the process for Treaty making, progress to date and challenges, what a Treaty framework might look like, and what are the implications of Treaty for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in Victoria and for Australia more generally? "...


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