Public Hearings: 26 April to 6 May 2022

The purpose of these hearings was to listen to Victorian First Peoples’ Elders whose experiences illustrate many of the key impacts of colonisation still felt today.

In addition, on 5 May 2022, the Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Marcus Stewart appeared at the hearing. On 6 May 2022, the Victorian Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, Gabrielle Williams MP appeared.

The issues examined at the hearings included:

  • The importance and scope of Treaty and truth-telling
  • Dispossession of First Peoples from their lands and waters
  • Ongoing dispossession by law and systemic injustice
  • Removals of children
  • Responsibility of the State and State entities for First Peoples’ dispossession
  • Constitutional, structural and justice reforms

On this page

Share Public Hearings: 26 April to 6 May 2022

Hearing Videos

Featured image for “Elders’ Hearing – Aunty Alma Thorpe”

May 4, 2022

Elders’ Hearing – Aunty Alma Thorpe

Witness: Aunty Alma Thorpe

Length: 4H 1M

Featured image for “Elders’ Hearing – Aunty Fay Carter OAM”

May 2, 2022

Elders’ Hearing – Aunty Fay Carter OAM

Witness: Aunty Fay Carter OAM

Length: 2H 36M

Featured image for “Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Johnny Lovett”

April 29, 2022

Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Johnny Lovett

Witness: Uncle Johnny Lovett

Length: 2H 25M

Featured image for “Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Johnny Lovett – Day 2”

April 28, 2022

Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Johnny Lovett – Day 2

Witness: Uncle Johnny Lovett

Length: 5H 4M

Featured image for “Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Jack Charles”

April 26, 2022

Elders’ Hearing – Uncle Jack Charles

Witness: Uncle Jack Charles

Length: 6H 55M

Orders and Witness Lists

Witnesses and Evidence

Click on a witness to view their evidence

Aunty Fay Carter

Transcripts

Transcript of Hearing 2 May 2022 – Aunty Fay Carter

Type: pdf
Size: 532.00 KB
Date: 27 May 2022

Exhibits

Type: mpeg
Size: 12.76 MB
Date: 22 July 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 194.83 KB
Date: 3 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 103.00 KB
Date: 22 July 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 100.11 KB
Date: 22 July 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 54.71 KB
Date: 3 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 97.17 KB
Date: 3 May 2022

Marcus Stewart

Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Johnny Lovett

Transcripts

Transcript of Hearing 29 April 2022 – Uncle Johnny Lovett

Type: pdf
Size: 341.13 KB
Date: 2 May 2022

Transcript of Hearing 28 April 2022 – Uncle Johnny Lovett

Type: pdf
Size: 455.81 KB
Date: 2 May 2022

Exhibits

Type: pdf
Size: 1.64 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 2.56 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 1.50 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 602.17 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 738.63 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 743.30 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 543.51 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 434.42 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 320.22 KB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 2.28 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 1.49 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 1.79 MB
Date: 1 May 2022
Type: pdf
Size: 543.42 KB
Date: 1 May 2022