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January 17, 2023

Yoorrook welcomes announcement that public drunkenness laws won’t be replaced with additional police powers

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today that the state’s public drunkenness laws will finally be…
December 9, 2022

Yoorrook hearings to focus on Victoria’s criminal justice system

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hear evidence about the injustices faced by First Peoples in Victoria’s criminal justice system next…
December 1, 2022

Yoorrook hearings into systemic injustices in Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems to commence

On Monday, the Yoorrook Justice Commission will begin two weeks of public hearings investigating the harm done to First Peoples…
November 8, 2022

Injustices in the Victorian child protection and criminal justice systems to be investigated by Yoorrook

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has today announced its upcoming investigation into the impact of the child protection and criminal justice…
October 25, 2022

Yoorrook Justice Commission calls for submissions from all Victorian First Peoples

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is calling on all Victorian First Peoples to tell their truth about any ongoing or historic…
October 20, 2022

STATEMENT: Yoorrook welcomes agreement of treaty negotiation framework

The Yoorrook Justice Commission welcomes today’s announcement of an agreed Treaty Negotiation Framework by the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria…
September 13, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Statement on the passing of Uncle Jack Charles

Today we honour Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung, Palawa and Yorta Yorta senior Elder Uncle Jack Charles. He will…
July 4, 2022

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

The report, the first from an Australian truth telling Commission, details Elders’ experiences of ongoing pain and harm to Victorian…
June 22, 2022

STATEMENT: 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…

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