MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission appoints Senior Counsel

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MEDIA RELEASE 3 February 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION APPOINTS TWO SENIOR COUNSEL ASSISTING INCLUDING AUSTRALIA’S MOST SENIOR FIRST NATIONS BARRISTER The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) has today announced the appointment of Mr Tony McAvoy SC, a Wirdi man, and Ms Fiona McLeod AO SC to the role of Senior Counsel Assisting. Mr McAvoy is widely recognised as Australia’s most senior … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission announces Interim CEO

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MEDIA RELEASE 1 February 2022 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERIM CEO The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) has appointed interim CEO Elly Patira, First Nations woman and experienced lawyer and policy advisor. Ms Patira’s three-month appointment will help guide the ongoing administration of Yoorrook’s historic work in investigating past and ongoing injustices experienced by Aboriginal people while the Commission recruits for … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission appoints two Junior Counsel Assisting

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MEDIA RELEASE 18 November 2021 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION APPOINTS TWO JUNIOR COUNSEL ASSISTING TO ADVISE ON VICTORIA’S TRUTH AND JUSTICE PROCESS The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) has today announced the appointment of Mr Timothy Goodwin and Ms Sarala Fitzgerald to the role of Junior Counsel Assisting. They are both esteemed barristers on the Victorian Bar, will provide legal guidance to … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission announces Strategic Approach to Historic Process

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MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2021 YOORROOK JUSTICE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC APPROACH TO HISTORIC PROCESS The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) has today announced its strategic approach, which will guide its historic task of investigating ongoing injustices and the impact still faced by First Peoples since colonisation. As outlined in the Strategic Priorities document, Yoorrook will focus on four priority areas throughout … Read More