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.
Child protection system
Criminal justice system
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.
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.”
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 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

Make a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission