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It is time to own the past.

While the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s role is to look into both past and ongoing injustices experienced by Traditional Owners and First Peoples in Victoria in all areas of life since colonisation; this is not the first time truth telling has occurred. The massacre sites in Victoria are well known. As are the Governments’ forced removal-of-children policies, practices and their impacts, as well as Victoria’s current growing rates of Aboriginal child removals. The most important truth this commission can unlock is what Government has done (failed to do) to rectify these truths.


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VACCA provided a submission to the Federal Government’s proposed Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 which aims to put the best interests of children at the centre of the family law system.

Click here to read our submission.

Click here to read our submission in response to the Inquiry into Age Verification for Online Wagering and Online Pornography.

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