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24/05/2024

Yoorrook congratulates CEO Hugh de Kretser on his appointment as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Yoorrook Justice Commission extends its heartfelt congratulations to CEO Hugh de Kretser who has been newly appointed as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Mr de Kretser will step down as Yoorrook CEO on 12 July 2024. Yoorrook Justice Commission Chair Professor Eleanor Bourke AM thanked Mr de Kretser for his significant contribution to truth telling and
22/05/2024

Yoorrook to commence hearings into health, education, housing and economic life

Victoria’s truth telling process, the Yoorrook Justice Commission, will begin its seventh round of public hearings on Monday.
11/04/2024

Yoorrook to hear from the Premier, Ministers, Traditional Owners and churches at land injustice hearings  

On Monday the Yoorrook Justice Commission will resume hearings into the systemic injustices experienced by First Peoples in relation to the land, sky and waters. 
03/04/2024

Statement following Victorian Government response to Yoorrook for Justice report recommendations 

Chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission, Professor Eleanor Bourke said:  “Yoorrook Commissioners acknowledge the Victorian Government’s response to the Yoorrook for Justice report in which 28 recommendations were accepted in full or in principle. Agreement on these recommendations demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of truth telling. Commissioners expect to see progress on the 15 recommendations which remain under consideration in
21/03/2024

Yoorrook land hearings to start with ceremonial hearing at sites of first recorded massacre and land theft

On Monday, the Yoorrook Justice Commission will begin hearings into injustices against First Peoples related to land, sky and waters with a ceremonial hearing on Gunditjmara country near Portland, where the colonisation of Victoria began.
14/02/2024

Yoorrook launches new focus on economic prosperity

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has today released an issues paper seeking submissions on the economic life of First Peoples, including economic injustice and opportunities for economic development.