Oct 20, 2023
The roadmap to transform Victoria’s child protection and justice systems
The Yoorrook Justice Commission has a mandate to investigate all systemic injustice against First Peoples dating back to the beginning of colonisation. In September Yoorrook released its second interim report.
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.”
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.
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