Vision: Aboriginal people have access to an equitable justice system that is shaped by self-determination, and protects and upholds their human, civil, legal and cultural rights.

 This vision for the future is accompanied by a set of long term Aboriginal aspirations for:

  • Culturally strong and safe families and communities
  • Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
  • An Aboriginal community controlled justice sector
  • Self-determination in the justice sector.

These are the ideals expressed by our Aboriginal partners that this Agreement and subsequent AJAs will contribute to over a generation, along with broader government and community sector efforts to continue to build on community strengths and enable Aboriginal people to realise their full potential.


Signatories' details are displayed as at the time of signing of this Agreement, in August, 2018.

The Hon.
Martin Pakula MP


Geraldine Atkinson

President, Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

Alfred Bamblett

Chairperson, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

Adj. Prof.
Muriel Bamblett AM

CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

The Hon.
Natalie Hutchins MP

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Linda Bamblett

Chairperson, Northern Metropolitan RAJAC

Antoinette Braybrook

CEO, Djirra

John Bell

Chairperson, Barwon South West RAJAC

The Hon.
Jenny Mikakos MP

Minister for Families and Children

Aileen Blackburn

Chairperson, Gippsland RAJAC

Indi Clarke

Executive Officer, Koorie Youth Council

Trevor Pearce

Acting CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The Hon.
Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Police

Chris Harrison

Aboriginal Community Justice Panel

Jemmes Handy

Chairperson, Loddon Mallee RAJAC

Marion Hansen

Chairperson, Southern Metropolitan RAJAC

The Hon.
Gayle Tierney MP

Minister for Corrections

Justin Homer

Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum representative

Tony Lovett

Chairperson, Grampians RAJAC

Wayne Muir

CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service


Robert Nicholls


Lois Peeler AO

Eastern Metropolitan RAJAC

Darren Smith

Aboriginal Housing Victoria


Zeta Thomson

Koori Independent Prison Visitor

Annette Vickery

Western Metropolitan RAJAC