Proud Ngemba and Ngiyampaa woman Tara Fry and Aunty Sheza Lyle, a proud Darumbal, Murri, Yorta Yorta and Irish woman and grandmother
Child protection system
Elders' truths
Stolen generation
Jul 13, 2023

What it was like making a submission

“I think it’s important to set the record straight about what really happened and continues to happen to us. I feel the rest of Australia would have more empathy for us if they knew the truth. Also, mob telling their story will help Yoorrook influence changes to policies which will create a better future for our children.”
6 Yoorrook Staff and Chair Professor Eleanor Bourke AM at the NAIDOC march 2023
Jul 12, 2023

Yoorrook encourages truth telling during NAIDOC Week

The Yoorrook team was busy throughout NAIDOC Week attending more than a dozen events and welcoming Community to its Collingwood office.
Aboriginal Flag. Equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre.
Child protection system
Jun 9, 2023

I was kept from my Indigenous family as a child. Then my own kids were taken from me

I never met my Dad. The first time I ever saw him was at the viewing room at his funeral. I didn’t know I had a full sister until the day before that. I met her and the rest of his side of the family the day of the funeral. I was 17 years old.
Yoorrook Truth Receivers (L-R) Joseph Saunders, Tara Fry, Shanyne Morrall and Lisa Thorpe standing side wearing Yoorrook jumpers between trees at he Yarra River
Jun 9, 2023

How to make a submission to Yoorrook

All Victorians can make a submission to Yoorrook. Everyone has a role to play in truth telling.
Yoorrook Commissioner Sue-Ann Hunter in portrait at the Yoorrook Offices
Child protection system
Jun 8, 2023

Pregnant Aboriginal women are living in fear due to Victoria’s unborn child protection notifications

In evidence to Yoorrook, the Victorian government acknowledged more than half of all child protection notifications made against Aboriginal families were unsubstantiated

it is time to tell your truth

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