Yoorrook Justice Commission

Providing an opportunity for the Victorian Government to learn more deeply about the systemic barriers.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) is the first formal truth-telling process into historical and ongoing injustices experienced by First Nations peoples in Victoria since colonisation.

Yoorrook is:

  • establishing an official record of the impact of colonisation on First Nations peoples in Victoria
  • developing a shared understanding among all Victorians of the impact of colonisation, as well as the diversity, strength and resilience of First Nations peoples’ cultures
  • making recommendations for healing, system reform and practical changes to laws, policy and education, as well as to matters to be included in future treaties.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission’s inquiry into the education system in 2024 will provide an opportunity for the State to learn more deeply about the systemic barriers, whilst pointing to self-determined strategies that may go towards ameliorating them.