MEDIA RELEASE: Interim Report from the Yoorrook Justice Commission gives Primacy to Elders’ Voices and lays Groundwork for Treaty

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MEDIA RELEASE 4 July 2022 INTERIM REPORT FROM THE YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION GIVES PRIMACY TO ELDERS’ VOICES AND LAYS GROUNDWORK FOR TREATY Victorian Elders have highlighted the urgency of truth telling to prevent injustices being repeated across further generations in the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s first Interim Report tabled in parliament today. The report, the first from an Australian truth telling … Read More

STATEMENT: Yoorrook Justice Commission Welcomes Introduction of Treaty Authority Bill

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STATEMENT 22 June 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION WELCOMES INTRODUCTION OF TREATY AUTHORITY BILL The Yoorrook Justice Commission is pleased to see the introduction of the Treaty Authority Bill in Victorian Parliament today. We stand with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and State Government in welcoming this important milestone for Victoria on our journey towards truth and treaties. ENDS For … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Extends its Deep Gratitude to Commissioner Dhamangalnya Dr Wayne Atkinson

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MEDIA RELEASE 15 June 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION EXTENDS ITS DEEP GRATITUDE TO COMMISSIONER DHAMANGALNYA DR WAYNE ATKINSON The Yoorrook Justice Commission extends its deep gratitude to dhamangalnya Dr Wayne Atkinson who has stepped down from his role as Commissioner for personal reasons. Yoorrook Justice Commission Chair Professor Eleanor Bourke AM thanked Commissioner dhamangalnya Atkinson for his profound contribution to … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Appoints Hugh de Kretser as New CEO

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MEDIA RELEASE 24 May 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION APPOINTS HUGH DE KRETSER AS NEW CEO The Yoorrook Justice Commission has today announced the appointment of Hugh de Kretser as CEO, effective from 4 July 2022. Yoorrook Chair Professor Eleanor Bourke said Mr de Kretser was chosen after an extensive and competitive selection process. “Hugh is an outstanding choice. He brings … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Resumes Wurrek Tyerrang (Public Hearings) in Melbourne

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MEDIA ALERT 20 May 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION RESUMES WURREK TYERRANG (PUBLIC HEARINGS) IN MELBOURNE The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hold its second block of wurrek tyerrang (public hearings) from 20 May to 27 May 2022 at Charcoal Lane Fitzroy. Wurrek tyerrang is a Wergaia word for ‘speaking together’ and has been adopted by Yoorrook as the term for public … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Appear at Yoorrook Justice Commission

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MEDIA RELEASE 4 May 2022 MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS AND FIRST PEOPLES ASSEMBLY OF VICTORIA APPEAR AT YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION The Yoorrook Justice Commission will this week continue its wurrek tyerrang (public hearings) with evidence from senior representatives of the State of Victoria, and First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. This is in order to: contextualise Yoorrook’s work relative to the … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Begins Historic First Wurrek Tyerrang (Public Hearings)

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MEDIA RELEASE 26 April 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION BEGINS HISTORIC FIRST WURREK TYERRANG (PUBLIC HEARINGS) The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hold its first wurrek tyerrang (public hearings) from Tuesday 26 April to 6 May 2022 at Charcoal Lane Fitzroy. Yoorrook Chair Professor Eleanor Bourke said the wurrek tyerrang will hear from Victorian First People Elders, beginning with Uncle Jack Charles, … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Invites Nuther-Mooyoop (Submissions) From Elders

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MEDIA RELEASE 20 April 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION INVITES NUTHER-MOOYOOP (SUBMISSIONS) FROM ELDERS The Yoorrook Justice Commission will take its next historic step towards achieving truth and justice in Victoria by inviting Elders to make nuther-mooyoop (submissions) from 26 April 2022. Nuther-mooyoop provide an opportunity for Elders to share their truth about the impacts of colonisation on First Peoples in … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Launch and Ceremonial Hearing

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MEDIA RELEASE 24 March 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION HOLDS FIRST PUBLIC SITTING OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST AND ONLY TRUTH AND JUSTICE PROCESS The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) has today held its ceremonial wurrek tyerrang (public hearing), marking the first public sitting of Australia’s first and only formal truth and justice process. The ceremonial wurrek tyerrang, which coincides with the International Right … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Launches Roadmap to Elders Hearings

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MEDIA RELEASE 28 February 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ROADMAP TO HEARING ELDERS’ VOICES The Yoorrook Justice Commission has today released its Roadmap to Hearing Elders’ Voices which outlines Yoorrook’s journey ahead covering the formal launch, commencement of Elders’ truth-telling and first formal hearings. The Roadmap restates Yoorrook’s commitment to hearing from Elders first and foremost, ensuring the historic work … Read More