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What Victoria can learn from the Treaty of Waitangi

Victoria is on the path to reaching a treaty with Aboriginal communities.

The details, however, will take a while to decide on, so while Tom Elliott is in New Zealand, he’s asked for help.

New Zealand’s indigenous population has had a treaty with the Crown, the Treaty of Waitangi, for over 170 years.

Tom asked History Professor Paul Moon what Victoria could learn from New Zealand’s treaty.

‘It will be an arrangement by which there may be more involvement with Indigenous groups in the way the State operates,’ Prof Moon said.

He said the text of the Treaty isn’t as important as its principles.

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