Calls for Indigenous treaty

By Reuben Spargo

A leading aboriginal affairs expert has reignited calls for an Indigenous treaty in Australia.

Charles Sturt University Associate Professor in Political Science Dominic o’Sullivan’s appeal is in light of Race relations becoming a topic of great exposure.

He says treaties are important for both Indigenous and settler populations to recognise the other’s presence.

Dr O’Sullivan believes Australia is lacking a genuine government commitment to enter into discussions with Indigenous people.

First Nations race relations have a long and turbulent history in Australia.

Australia remains the only Commonwealth country to have never signed a treaty with its indigenous people.