Wednesday 30th August 2023
Seminar | 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Join Yoorrook Commissioners, Professor Eleanor Bourke AM and Professor the Honourable Kevin Bell AM KC, as they discuss the Commission’s ongoing work following the second round of hearings held earlier this year.
Last year, counsel for the Commission discussed their work helping Aboriginal witnesses give testimony before this historic, first-of-its-kind truth-telling commission. Judicial officers learned about the importance of providing a culturally safe atmosphere and process and how to create both. This year, we will hear from the Commissioners themselves as they discuss their ongoing work following their second round of hearings held in 2023.
The Commissioners will address:
- The role of Commissioners in a truth telling commission and the importance of listening and gathering stories to establish an official record
- Truth telling about the child protection system and the criminal justice system, including what Yoorrook has heard
- The role of truth telling in enhancing government accountability.
The session will include video footage from the Commission and will foreshadow the next phase of the Inquiry
External LinkFIRST NATIONS
Yoorrook: A conversation with the Commissioners recording.In 2023, the College hosted Yoorrook Commissioners, Professor Eleanor Bourke AM and Professor the Honourable Kevin Bell AM KC, for an in-depth discussion on the Commission’s ongoing work, delving into developments following the second round of hearings. A recording of this event is now available for viewing.