The Victorian government announces an inquiry into the ongoing effects of the violent dispossession and genocide of Aboriginal people during colonisation by the British empire and racist policies by Australian governments. Named the..Read More

Victorian Greens members elect Gunnai-Kurnai/Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe as the new (and first Aboriginal) Greens senator for Victoria. The Victorian government commits to create a truth and justice commission to “formally recognise historical wrongs..Read More

Victoria sets up the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, an independent body that will be the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the future treaty process and tasked to negotiate a framework for a treaty…Read More

The lower house of the  Victorian government passes the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018 to create the framework for the treaty process. It is the first time legislation committing to treaty..Read More

Greens’ Lidia Thorpe becomes the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Victorian parliament.

A meeting of 500 Aboriginal leaders in Victoria rejects constitutional recognition and passes a motion demanding that the state “resources a treaty process, including a framework for treaties, with complete collaboration with..Read More

Museum Victoria returns the skull of Jim Crow, believed to have been a member of the Wonnarua people of the Hunter Valley. The skull was stolen from his grave in the early..Read More

The Victorian Government appoints Aboriginal man Andrew Jackomos as Victoria’s – and Australia’s – first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth. The appointment of an Aboriginal children’s commissioner was one of the recommendations..Read More

The University College, London, UK, hands over the skulls of three individuals from Victoria’s Gunditjmara community and another from the Dja Dja Wurrung nation [4]. It is the first repatriation to Victoria.