Commissioner heading to Loddon, Hume, Gippsland regions

Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill Gallagher AO is preparing to hold community gatherings in the Loddon, Hume and Gippsland areas. 

Gatherings will take place in Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga in mid July. 

Other gatherings will be held in the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Orbost in late August. 

"So far, we've spoken to community in the western part of Victoria. We're looking forward to travelling to more communities across the state in the next few months," said Ms Gallagher. 

"It's critical community knows the facts," she said. 

"For example, I am not negotiating treaty. The Aboriginal Representative Body will decide who does," she said.

At the gatherings, the Commissioner explains details of the Representative Body, which will be elected by Aboriginal people in Victoria. 

Elections are anticipated to be held in the first half of 2019. 

For more information about the community gatherings once times and venues are confirmed, please register for email updates via this website