Nominations for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria close on Friday 16 August at 4pm.

The First People’s Assembly of Victoria will be made up of traditional owners, elected by Aboriginal people in Victoria and Victorian traditional owners living outside the state. It will work with the State of Victoria to prepare for treaty negotiations.

To assist, the Victorian Public Sector Commission has made Conflict of Interest Guidance for Aboriginal Representative Body Members who are Victorian Public Service employees and who want to nominate for the Assembly.

The guide supports Victorian Public Service employees who participate in the First People’s Assembly of Victoria and gives advice in case an employee’s nomination or election leads to a conflict of interest.

Theguide explains how to manage conflicts of interest as a public servant while still actively participating in the treaty process.

The Victorian Aboriginal community will vote for members of the Assembly in September 2019.