3/09/2019

Victorian First Peoples urged to ‘get enrolled’


Nominations closed - voting starts September 16 


Nominations have closed for candidates for the First People’s Assembly of Victorian, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians are being urged to ensure they are enrolled, to have their voice heard.
The First People’s Assembly of Victoria will be the voice for Aboriginal communities in the next phase of the State’s Treaty process and 11 candidates have nominated to represent North West Victoria on the body:

• Raylene Ivy Harradine
• Brendan Kennedy
• Jason Kelly
• Nick Stewart
• Rodney Carter
• Kenita-Lee McCartney
• Annebelle May Moore
• Jacinta Chaplin
• Ricky Lee Nelson
• Racquel Buis-Kerr
• Dale McDonald

North West Assembly Election Officer Sarah Nalder said she was pleased by the number of people stepping up to enrol.
“It’s great – most people coming to me are really excited by the opportunity to be able to think about moving towards a treaty process,” Ms Nalder said.
“Everyone is really positive. They’re interested and want to be involved.”
Ms Nalder said it was not yet clear how many people have enrolled, because enrolments are still open online, or through 12 election officers around the State. In north west three representatives will be elected, including at least one woman.
“Voting starts on September 16 and goes through until October 20 and people can enrol right up to the close of voting,” she said.
“The main question people are asking me is what the assembly is going to be doing, mainly that if we vote these people in, what are they going to be doing?
The Assembly will work alongside government to set up:
• The Treaty Authority – an independent umpire through the Treaty process
• The Treaty Negotiating Framework – which will set how Treaties can be agreed in Victoria
• A Self-Determination Fund – so community can be on a level playing field with government.
Victorian Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Victoria are eligible to vote.

Other News

Coronavirus - Am I At Risk?
Get painting for Mallee NAIDOC design competition
Good food for hungry tummies!
Corona Virus information
Mallee NAIDOC Art Competition postponed
Swan Hill Art Competition Winners
Award nominations for Swan Hill Youth team
New Aged Care and Disability Services hub open for business
Swan Hill-Kerang Indigenous Art competition
Reward and Recognition
Mallee Tigers take out state title at VACSAL
Mallee Tigers roar towards Indigenous carnival
Victorian First Peoples urged to ‘get enrolled’
Gambling research paper published
Hands-on fun for Aboriginal Children's Day
Menera Farm a hive of activity
Weekly Koori News July 5 & 6
Weekly Koori News June 28 - 29
Koori News June 14-15
MDAS Robinvale office open for business
Trying to get in touch at Kerang?
Make a change! EVOLVE!
Calls to share autism experience
Tick of approval in accreditations
MDAS Mildura celebrates Close the Gap Day
New mums' group reaches new families
Robinvale staff on the move
Bringing cultural knowledge to kinder
MDAS leading the way on better services for elders
Welcome to our new board member
Wearing red for heart health
Kick Start to a heathy 2019
New advertising campaign targets family violence
MDAS Clinician recognised for leadership
HIPPY celebration for happy graduates
Men's healing gives back to the community
New pharmacy service at MDAS
Research calling for input from Koori cancer patients
Talking out the challenges together
Gambling no laughing matter
Know a Deadly Hero?
Spring 2018 Newsletter out now!
Gambling figures prompt Mildura forum
Robinvale Men's Program going strong
Congratulations to our NAIDOC Award winners
Deadly Choices comes to the Mallee
Partnership takes smoke-free message to shoppers

MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: Generations of vibrant, healthy and strong Aboriginal communities”
NEWS
19/03/2020

Coronavirus - Am I At Risk?

Read more

17/03/2020

Get painting for Mallee NAIDOC design competition

Read more

16/03/2020

Good food for hungry tummies!

Read more

15/03/2020

Corona Virus information

Read more

6/03/2020

Mallee NAIDOC Art Competition postponed

Read more

EVENTS
6/03/2020
To Be Advised

MDAS Mallee NAIDOC Art Competition

View event

30/04/2020
Thursday April 30

Understanding Dementia Yarn (Mildura)

View event

JOBS
Swan Hill

Aboriginal Health Practitioner - two positions (Swan Hill)

View details

Mildura

Midwife - Early Years (Mildura)

View details

Mildura

General Practitioner (Mildura)

View details

View all current vacancies



MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

ROBINVALE
77 Perrin St Robinvale
Phone (03) 4013 2000


Interested in*: