Yoorrook welcomes newly elected Members of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria

For media enquiries, please contact Evan Schuurman 0408 847 385 or [email protected]

June 20, 2023

The Yoorrook Justice Commission congratulates all 22 newly elected Members of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria. Yoorrook Commissioners will work closely with the elected Assembly Members to continue to advance truth telling in Victoria.

The Assembly elections took place from May 13 to June 3, with votes counted on Saturday June 17. The Assembly also has reserved seats for Traditional Owner groups, which are still in the process of electing their representatives.

The new group of Assembly Members are set to gather for the first time together next month. The Assembly is elected to represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the path to Treaty in Victoria.

Chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission, Professor Eleanor Bourke said:

“We congratulate all the new and re-elected Members of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, who have such an important role to play representing Community and negotiating Treaty in Victoria.

“The team at Yoorrook looks forward to continuing to work constructively with the Assembly and its Members going forward.”

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is Victoria’s formal truth telling inquiry and the first of its kind in Australia. It was set up by the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria and the Victorian Government.

ENDS

Media enquiries: Evan Schuurman, [email protected], 0408 847 385.

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