Submissions Library

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Submission – Christina Secombe

Christina Secombe is a Wotjobaluk woman.

This submission outlines traumatic experiences Christina faced growing up and the impact it had on her later life.

Please be aware that this submission contains sensitive material.

Size: 167.61 KB
Date: 5 April 2024

Submission – Anonymous 476

This submission is written by a person working in an Aboriginal identified role in a government organisation. It outlines the systematic discrimination and racism faced by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Size: 140.51 KB
Date: 5 April 2024

Submission – Anita Mobourne

Anita Mobourne is a Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, and Gunditjmara and Wotjobaluk woman.

This submission is a transcript of Anita talking about her family’s experiences, her working life and the importance of connection, culture and identity.

Submission – Wilfred Carter

Wilfred Carter was born at Lake Tyers. This submission describes his search for identity, being seperated from family, and the need for community to come together.

Size: 301.69 KB
Date: 5 March 2024

Submission – Barry Jacobs

Barry Jacobs is a Jindali man who grew up in Geelong.

This submission focuses on Barry’s experiences growing up, attempts to learn about his culture, and his experiences with police and mental health system.

Size: 176.20 KB
Date: 29 February 2024

Submission 2 – Anonymous 386

This submission is about the author’s experience as a child in out of home care and their interactions with DHS as they grew up. It also their describes their subsequent treatment by DHS as a parent.

Please be aware that this submission contains sensitive material.

Submission – Brian Hunt

This submission is a poem composed by Brian Hunt and copyright to the Poetic Huntsman.

Size: 242.62 KB
Date: 19 February 2024

Submission – Aunt Jennifer Beer

Aunty Jenni Beer is a Wutjubulak woman and speaker of Wergaia.

This submission describes Aunty Jenni’s walk between two worlds, experiences growing up, and her journey to revive and reclaim the Wergaia language.

Size: 82.02 KB
Date: 19 February 2024

Submission – Alan Coe

Alan Coe is a proud Wiradjuri, Gadigal and Yorta Yorta man. This submission is about Mr. Coe’s life experiences, the importance of family and community, what he sees as the key issues facing our mob, and his hopes for the future.

Size: 79.45 KB
Date: 27 November 2023

Submission – Anonymous 337

This submission talks about the importance of acknowledging the truth of colonisation including what remains and the battles which are still being fought today.

Size: 129.96 KB
Date: 23 November 2023