[Joseph Dunstan, ABC]
Vic Aboriginal treaty assembly elected. So what happens next?
At least three artists have been taken from their remote central Australian communities by a private art dealer who is forcing at least one of them to pay off debts of tens of thousands of dollars by producing new paintings, a leading Aboriginal art centre has alleged.
[Lorena Allam and Helen Davidson, The Guardian]
Elderly Aboriginal artists allegedly forced to paint to pay off debts
The First Peoples' Assembly's main job is to hammer out the rules by which individual treaties will be negotiated between the Victorian Government and individual Aboriginal clans or nations.