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Aboriginal Cultural Rights in Victoria

Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) protects the distinct cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.

The Commission has created a series of resources to explain how these rights need to be considered by public authorities, and what that means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note, throughout this website and project, the terms 'Aboriginal', 'Koori', ‘Koorie' and ‘Indigenous' may be used and are inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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For Aboriginal communities

For public authorities


Uncle John Baxter and Jill Gallagher AO

We spoke to Jill Gallagher AO, Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, and Uncle John Baxter, an Aboriginal disability advocate, about Aboriginal cultural rights and their significance for Victoria’s Aboriginal communities.

Aunty Zeta

We spoke to community elder Aunty Zeta Thomson about the importance of Aboriginal Cultural Rights.


For more information, or if you would like copies of the resources sent to you, please contact: 

Djarwan Eatock, Senior Policy and Research Officer, Aboriginal Rights
Phone: (03) 9032 3445

Aboriginal Cultural Rights module


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