Comedy for Treaty Roadshow

Saturday, 4 March 2023 - 7:00pm
Italian Australian Club 499-501 Princes Drive Morwell
Gunaikurnai Country

Join us for an all-star, all First Nations comedy night and show your support for Treaty!

Featuring comedy legends Sean Choolburra, Shiralee Hood and Andy Saunders, and music from the one-and-only Scott Darlow.

Tickets are free for mob who are enrolled with the Assembly, and $20 for those not enrolled. If you're mob, you can enrol here:

For any questions, reach out to Narida Miller from our Engagement Team.


What is Treaty?

Treaty is our opportunity to make sure we – the Traditional Owners of these lands – always have the freedom and power to make the decisions that affect our communities, our culture, and our Country.

The Assembly will be pushing for a state-wide Treaty that will cover state-wide matters, and will also empower the diverse Traditional Owner groups in Victoria to negotiate Treaties that reflect their specific aspirations and priorities.

The Assembly will push for better representation and political power for First Peoples. The ideas we’re discussing include having a number of seats in the Victorian Parliament that members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community vote for, and establishing a permanent representative body with meaningful decision-making powers – a “Blak Parliament” of sorts.

To achieve these things, an initial step the Assembly has negotiated is for the Government to give up some of its power by agreeing to establish an independent Treaty Authority that sits outside of the usual government bureaucracy. This body would be grounded in our culture, lore and law, and will facilitate negotiations and help resolve any disputes that arise.

As part of the journey to Treaty, we want to develop a Self-Determination Fund that can help us build wealth for future generations and also make sure Traditional Owners are ready to enter Treaty negotiations with the Government on a more equal playing field.

These are just some of the key concepts of the Treaty Negotiation Framework that we have negotiated with the Victorian Government. The Framework sets out the ground-rules and scope for future Treaty making.

For more information see

Now that the Treaty Negotiation Framework has been agreed on, the Assembly will be holding elections in May and June 2023 – so mob can elect the Members who will be responsible for negotiating the state-wide Treaty.

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