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.
Land Injustice
Jan 5, 2024

My great-uncles went to war for Australia but returned homeless. It’s time to face the truth about Indigenous injustice

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will help Australians understand what happened when Europeans arrived and how it led to ongoing Indigenous suffering writes Commissioner Travis Lovett.
Dec 12, 2023

Protections for people who want to share information with Yoorrook 

Did you know that Yoorrook has a range of protections for people who want to share information with the commission?
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.”

it is time to tell your truth

Make a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission