Jul 10, 2024

History of NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of First Peoples’ achievements, history and culture. We encourage all Victorians to take part in the activities and events, and to learn more about the First Peoples of these lands.
Jarvis overlooking the Birrarung (Yarra) River, in a Treaty for Victoria t-shirt and surrounded by soaring gum tree.
Social injustice
Jun 4, 2024

Yoorrook Justice Commission: Jarvis’ Story

Sitting overlooking the waters where the Yarra River and Merri Creek meet, surrounded by soaring gum trees, Jarvis takes a deep breath. With the camera rolling, he begins to tell his story. 
Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe with Yoorrook colleague Chathuri Wickramasinghe at the NAIDOC flag raising at federation square
May 31, 2024

Get to know Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe 

Yoorrook Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe, who belongs to the Gunnai, Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta and Palawa nations, shares some insights about his journey to Yoorrook and why he’s passionate about truth telling.
First People performing a traditional ceremonial dance at a Welcome to Country at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in Portland
Land Injustice
May 16, 2024

What Yoorrook heard about land, sky and waters

The history of Europeans coming to Victoria 200 years ago and taking First Peoples’ land is a history of wrongdoing and loss. But it is also a story First Peoples’ resistance, survival and strength.
4 copies of the Yoorrook for Justice report placed on top of grass at the Kings Domain monument in Narrm
Child protection system
Criminal justice system
May 16, 2024

Victorian Government responds to Yoorrook recommendations

The Victorian Government has accepted 28 of the recommendations made in Yoorrook for Justice in full or in principle.

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