Premier Allan tells of distress at massacres of First Peoples

“It brings me a sense of shame and distress that [massacres were committed] by people in the pursuit of taking land off First Peoples.”

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan tells Yoorrook commissioners of her distress at learning details of the brutality inflicted on First Peoples during colonisation.

Premier Allan became the first state leader in Australian history to give evidence before a First Peoples led truth telling commission.

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Making a submission

All First Peoples who have experienced injustice in Victoria are strongly encouraged to make a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Criminal Justice Hearing Videos

The purpose of these public hearings was to hear from Aboriginal leaders working in the area of criminal justice as part of Yoorrook’s inquiry into the harm done to First Peoples by unjust laws and practices within this system.