Explainer: What does the Federal election mean for treaty in Victoria?

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has decided to hold the Federal election on Saturday 18 May. 

This does not affect the Victorian treaties process. It is a different level of government (national / state).

No matter what happens in the Federal election, the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria will be set up in 2019. 

The Assembly will be a powerful, independent and culturally strong voice for the Victorian Aboriginal community.