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City of Port Phillip Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians

Category: Event
Date: 27 August 1997
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Location:City of Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Local Government
Summary Information:
The City of Port Phillip Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians (the Statement) follows the Australian Local Government National General Assembly resolution of 1996 to encourage local governments to adopt such statements of commitment to Indigenous Australians.
Detailed Information:
The Statements reflects The City of Port Phillip's commitment to reconciliation and its respect for its Indigenous community. It acknowledges, among other things, that Indigenous Australians were the first people of the land and that the City of Port Phillip values and encourages tolerance and respect for all. It recognises the enormous changes which European arrival brought and acknowledges the survival of Indigenous Australians. The Statement says: '[f]or its part, the Port Phillip City Council acknowledges and grieves for the loss by the indigenous people of their land, their children, their health and their lives.' It recognises the valuable contributoin to the community made by Indigenous people and acknowledges their right to live according to their own customs and values, subject to law. The Statement also acknowledges the Council's support for the development of a formal instrument of reconciliation to be developed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • City of Port Phillip Memorandum of Understanding with our Indigenous Community 1999
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Port Phillip and Its Indigenous Community
  • Organisation
  • City of Port Phillip - Signatory
  • Australian Local Government Association

  • References

    Resource
    City of Port Phillip (1997) Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians

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    Document
    City of Port Phillip Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians - Full Text Document - ( PDF | Thumbnail)

    Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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