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13/09/2022

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 be remembered as a storyteller for our times.
04/07/2022

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 First Peoples at the individual, family, community and state level.
22/06/2022

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 stand with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and State Government in welcoming this important milestone for Victoria on our journey towards truth and treaties.
15/06/2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Extends its Deep Gratitude to Commissioner Dhamangalnya Dr Wayne Atkinson

The Yoorrook Justice Commission extends its deep gratitude to dhamangalnya Dr Wayne Atkinson who has stepped down from his role as Commissioner for personal reasons.
24/05/2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Appoints Hugh de Kretser as New CEO

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has today announced the appointment of Hugh de Kretser as CEO, effective from 4 July 2022.
20/05/2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Yoorrook Justice Commission Resumes Wurrek Tyerrang (Public Hearings) in Melbourne

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hold its second block of wurrek tyerrang (public hearings) from 20 May to 27 May 2022 at Charcoal Lane Fitzroy.