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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2511 ..


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community about the opportunities and implications of a Treaty process in the ACT. I wrote to the UNEC Co-Chairs in February 2021 following the 2020-21 Budget, seeking their advice on a process to identify an appropriate facilitator.

A facilitator has not yet been engaged to undertake community conversations. It is anticipated further discussions will occur with UNEC Co-Chairs in 2021 to finalise a process to identify the areas of importance for consideration in the selection of a facilitator followed by identification of an appropriate facilitator. Views from the new ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body will also be sought.

(2) A co-design process is required before the independent facilitator will commence.

(3) The output of the co-design process will be agreed documentation such as position descriptions, selection criteria and/or a statement of requirements.

(4) In broad terms, the independent facilitator will develop and action an appropriate community engagement approach to host community conversations about the opportunities and implications of a Treaty process in the ACT.

(5) It is not for the Government to outline the entire treaty process without the involvement of traditional custodians or community. In line with the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2019-2028 and its commitment to self-determination, preliminary discussions amongst traditional custodians and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community should be independent of government and led by the community.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—‘We don’t shoot our wounded…’ report(Question No 345)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Families and Community Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021 (redirected to the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence):

In relation to the ‘We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded’ report, can the Minister provide a detailed update on the implementation of the twelve recommendations in this report.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The ACT Government is committed to working with the Aboriginal and Torres Islander community to improve government responses and community-led responses to recommendations within the We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded report.

Our commitment is reflected in the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2019-2028 and reaffirmed in my joint Ministerial Statement with the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, tabled in the Legislative Assembly in October 2019.

Since the tabling of the Statement, the Government has focused on deepening partnerships with community and their representative bodies. The ACT Government committed


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