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Yoorrook welcomes announcement that public drunkenness laws won’t be replaced with additional police powers

The Yoorrook Justice Commission has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today that the state’s public drunkenness laws will finally be abolished in November, and not replaced by new police powers to move on or arrest a person for being drunk in a public place.

Yoorrook hearings to focus on Victoria’s criminal justice system

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hear evidence about the injustices faced by First Peoples in Victoria’s criminal justice system next week. About 30 witnesses are expected to appear before the inquiry, including legal experts and practitioners, Victoria Legal Aid, and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

Yoorrook hearings into systemic injustices in Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems to commence

On Monday, the Yoorrook Justice Commission will begin two weeks of public hearings investigating the harm done to First Peoples by unjust laws and practices within Victoria’s criminal justice and child protection systems.