Make a submission on a critical issue

Yoorrook is currently seeking submissions on:

Education, Health and Housing

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is calling for submissions for its inquiry into education, health and housing injustice affecting First Peoples in Victoria. 

Everyone should have a safe home, quality education and healthcare that responds to their needs. But for many First Peoples in Victoria, these basics are out of reach.

Yoorrook now invites all Victorians, organisations and government departments to make a submission on the extent, causes and consequences of injustice within the education, health and housing systems.

Your submission can respond to the specific themes outlined in the issues papers below or any other matter that might be relevant to these areas of inquiry.

Yoorrook will use submissions on education, health and housing to make recommendations to right the wrongs of the past and make a better shared future for everyone in this place we all call home. 

Deadline for responses: 8 February 2024

How to respond


You can make a submission in whatever form you prefer. For example submissions can be:

• written documents
• videos
• audio recordings
• artworks
• cultural artefacts
• photos

Making a submission

Please make your submission through the online form:

Organisation submission
Individual submission
If you need more information about how to make a submission, please call 1800 YOO RRK or email [email protected].

Why respond to an issues paper?

Yoorrook uses issues papers to focus attention on topics or themes First Peoples have identified as particularly important for truth telling.

An issues paper sets out high-level analysis about the topic and invites organisations and individuals to respond with information and analysis, evidence, and personal experiences.

When you make a submission in response to an issues paper, you help create a better understanding of how the issue affects First Peoples.

Yoorrook will publish the submissions it receives on its website, with the consent of the person or organisation making the submission. Yoorrook will not make a submission public without the consent of the person or organisation making the submission. Yoorrook reserves the right to choose not to publish all or part of a submission if it considers it inappropriate to do so.