“This premier, is a double dispossession”

“This premier, is a double dispossession” Yoorrook Deputy Chair Travis Lovett states in his opening remarks to Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan at yesterday’s Land, Sky and Water Hearings.

In his remarks, the Deputy Chair outlines the devastation of colonisation including the number of First Peoples in Victoria declining by 80% within the first 20 years of permanent European settlements.

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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.