The head of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council says Koori mob are ready to join the treaty conversation.
The comment comes following major moves by the Victorian and South Australian Governments in working on treaties with their State’s First Nations people.
When asked if NSW is willing to explore a treaty with its First Nations people, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Leslie Williams said in a statement the Government continues to identify opportunities to further strengthen our relationship through genuine respect and recognition and she welcomes the opportunity to discuss with Aboriginal people any mechanism by which this might be achieved.
Chair of NSWALC, Roy Ah-See says First Nations people need to be armed with the correct information.
Mr Ah-See says his organisation is willing to support a consultation process for constitutional recognition in the state, however if Koori mob come back saying they want a treaty, that’s what it’ll be.