We want to hear your truth about the impacts of colonisation on the First Peoples in Victoria.
Yoorrook Public Hearings
The Yoorrook Justice Commission held public hearings from 5-16 December as part of its inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice and child protection systems.
December 16, 2022
Criminal justice system hearing – Day 9
December 15, 2022
Criminal justice system hearing – Day 8
December 14, 2022
Criminal justice system hearing – Day 7
December 13, 2022
Criminal justice system hearing – Day 6
December 9, 2022
Child protection system hearing – Day 5
December 8, 2022
Child protection system hearing – Day 4
Yoorrook is looking into past and ongoing injustices experienced by Traditional Owners and First Peoples in Victoria in all areas of life since colonisation.
The Yoorrook Justice Commission is the first formal truth-telling process into injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.
Yoorrook welcomes announcement that public drunkenness laws won’t be replaced with additional police powers
The Yoorrook Justice Commission has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today that the state’s public drunkenness laws will finally be abolished in November, and not replaced by new police powers to move on or arrest a person for being drunk in a public place.
Yoorrook hearings to focus on Victoria’s criminal justice system
The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hear evidence about the injustices faced by First Peoples in Victoria’s criminal justice system next week. About 30 witnesses are expected to appear before the inquiry, including legal experts and practitioners, Victoria Legal Aid, and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
Dec. 01, 2022
Yoorrook hearings into systemic injustices in Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems to commence
Nov. 08, 2022
Injustices in the Victorian child protection and criminal justice systems to be investigated by Yoorrook
Oct. 25, 2022
Yoorrook Justice Commission calls for submissions from all Victorian First Peoples
Oct. 20, 2022