First Nations Treaty Forum
Few more important questions face the Australian nation than the relationship between the modern Australian state and the First Nations and Peoples of the place we all call home. Indeed, for many there is no more important question.
While most Australians would agree that a better relationship is needed, widely varying views exist on what the relationship should be and how it should be expressed. This is just as true within Australia’s First Nations and Peoples as it is in the community more broadly. Progress, it must be said, has been slow. Even in periods of strong goodwill, history and the complexity of the issues involved have made reaching agreement difficult. It has been a long and winding road.