The Law and You Forum

A panel of experts discuss hot-topic legal issues.

In 2022, legislation to establish an Indigenous Treaty Authority was passed in Victoria.

This year’s Law and You Forum brings together a panel of experts to explore the process and progress of reconciliation in Victoria, including different elements of the pathway to Victorian treaty.

The track to Treaty in Victoria - structures, process and progress

A painterly image of a path across a field going towards the horizon under a mottled sky

Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AEDT

Location: Online - a Zoom webinar link will be sent before the event

In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists will explain the recent legislation, the impact of the structures behind the treaty process, and the path to broader national reconciliation, including:

  • how and why the First Peoples’ Assembly was established
  •  the interaction between Treaty and truth-telling including the Yoorrook Justice Commission.
  • the work that is currently underway to establish the independent Treaty Authority and how the Treaty Authority will work.
  • how the Victorian Treaty pathway compares with what is happening in other parts of the world.

 The free event will be held online via Zoom.

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The Law and You Forum panelists

Elly Patira

Elly Patira

Deputy Secretary, First Peoples – State Relations with the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Eddie Cubillo

Eddie Cubillo

Associate Dean & Senior Research Fellow (Indigenous Programs), University of Melbourne

Dr Aunty Carolyn Briggs AM

Dr Aunty Carolyn Briggs AM

Member of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria

First Peoples’ Assembly

Sue-Anne Hunter

Sue-Anne Hunter

Deputy Chair and Commissioner, Yoorrook Justice Commission

Yoorrook Justice Commission

Lynne Haultain

Lynne Haultain

Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation


About the Law and You Forum

The Law and You Forum is a free, public event exploring different areas of the law that affect Victorians. Each year, we bring together a diverse panel of experts discuss hot-topic legal issues, moderated by our Executive Director.

First hosted in 2017, past topics have included sport and the law, and voluntary assisted dying.

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Rights Limited: human rights in Victoria in the time of COVID-19
Suppression orders in Victoria: supporting or distorting justice?
Is Sport Playing by the Rules?
Perspectives on voluntary assisted dying