Rachel Stephen-Smith apologises for First Nations treaty consultation 'hurt', says govt won't rush process

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated July 7 2022 - 7:53am, first published 2:00am
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Keegan Carroll

The ACT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Minister has apologised for the hurt caused by a treaty consultation process between the territory and traditional owners, which did not consult as broadly as intended.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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