May 22, 2024
Close up hands performing a smoking ceremony at a Welcome to Country.

Newsletter Issue 16

Social justice hearings start 27 May | Land, sky & waters overview | Victoria Police commit to change

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March 5, 2024
Yoorrook commissioners Sue-Anne Hunter and Travis Lovett meeting with Aboriginal Housing Victoria Staff in front of their offices

Newsletter Issue 15

Hearings start 25 March | New issues paper | Remembering the 1965 Freedom Ride

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January 31, 2024
Commissioner Lovett with Tati Tati Traditional Owners in-front of a giant tree and lake

Newsletter Issue 14

Yoorrook announces new Commissioner | Health, housing and education submissions | Reckoning with the past

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December 12, 2023

Newsletter Issue 13

New Focus on Education, Health, Housing | Hearing Truth from Young People| Protections for Truth Tellers

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November 23, 2023

Newsletter Issue 12

One year to go for submissions | Land, sky and waters roundtables | Roadmap to transform child protection and criminal justice

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October 20, 2023

Newsletter Issue 11

Land, Sky and Waters | Support Available| Education, Health and Housing

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September 4, 2023
Yoorrook For Justice: Report into Victorias child protection and criminal justice systems

Newsletter Issue 10

Yoorrook For Justice Report: Report into Victoria’s Child Protection and Criminal Justice Systems

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August 21, 2023
Yoorrook Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe with Community members at the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place information session

Newsletter Issue 9

Find out more about upcoming community information sessions and the Yoorrook for Justice Report.

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July 28, 2023
Yoorrook staff and Chairperson Eleanor Bourke standing together infront of parliament house at the NAIDOC march 2023

Newsletter Issue 8

Find out more about making a submission, a new way to learn about Yoorrook and a recap of NAIDOC 2023 celebrations.

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June 30, 2023
Yoorrook staff hearing truths in front of old mission building at Lake Condah mission

Newsletter Issue 7

All Victorians are now invited to be part of truth telling by making a submission to Yoorrook. Submissions had previously been open to First Peoples only.

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May 31, 2023
Yoorrook Commissioners questioning a witness in-front of a crowd in the Yoorrook hearing room. L-R Deputy Chair Sue-Anne Hunter, Chair Eleanor Bourke, Commissioner Travis Lovett and Commissioner Maggie Walter.

Newsletter Issue 6

Yoorrook recently completed a month of public hearings during which Commissioners questioned government ministers and senior bureaucrats about injustices against First Peoples in the criminal justice and child protection systems.

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April 11, 2023

Newsletter Issue 5

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will now run until June 2025 after being granted a 12-month extension by the Victorian Government.

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February 24, 2023

Newsletter Issue 4

Kerrupmara Gunditjmara Traditional Owner Travis Lovett has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

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November 30, 2022

Newsletter Issue 3

Yoorrook will commence its next round of public hearings on 5 December 2022, focused on injustice experienced by First Peoples in Victoria’s criminal justice and child protection systems.

August 23, 2022

Newsletter Issue 2

Since our April issue, Yoorrook has conducted Elders’ yarns across the State, held four weeks of hearings and published our first interim report.

April 30, 2022

Newsletter Issue 1

Welcome to the first Yoorrook Justice Commission newsletter. Yoorrook will be producing this newsletter quarterly to keep you up to date with what is happening in the first truth-telling process into past and ongoing injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.