Submission – Self Determination Fund

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Established by the democratically elected members of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, the Self-Determination Fund is vehicle for economic prosperity and to advance the full dimensions of Self-Determination.

This submission outlines that:

  • The Self-Determination Fund represents innovative good practice, and a fit-for-purpose model that must be expanded upon in its capacity and purpose to improve economic outcomes and experiences of all First Peoples in Victoria.
  • Systemic barriers and consequences of systemic injustice faced by First Peoples have precluded participation in the Victorian economy.
  • The Self-Determination Fund is a vehicle that through Statewide Treaty negotiations, other redress and through partnerships with other agencies, including the Government, has the capacity to improve economic outcomes and end systematic economic injustice for First Peoples in Victoria.
Date: 21 May 2024