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The death of democracy? Victoria’s hush-hush Indigenous agreements

17 August 2023

6:00 AM

17 August 2023

6:00 AM

Australians are being asked to open their hearts – to be generous – to vote ‘Yes’ to something greater than they can imagine. For imagine they shall, as the detail in the Voice is not there.

Instead, we can look elsewhere for guidance on where matters ‘Indigenous’ are heading.

The nation’s eyes should settle on Western Victoria.

It is there that an Aboriginal Agreement between the Victorian government and a Horsham-based Land Council was quietly signed in October 2022.

The Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) is managing the deal on behalf of five local groups: the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia, and Juragulk Peoples (WJJWJ).


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