In March, the Federal Government’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Senate Committee announced a call for submissions on the Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Australia.
First Peoples’ sovereignty must be considered at the core of food sovereignty, and so AFSA submitted a response to Inquiry noting the Federal Governments’ failure to implement the UNDRIP and pathways to ensuring First Peoples’ right to self-determination.
We thank the Senate for initiating the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations on the Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia. AFSA welcomes further opportunities to participate in consultation. We hope the Senate will take into consideration the recommendations to support the rights of First Peoples, by prioritising their voices and perspectives in discussions and application of UNDRIP.