Djirra’s submission to Yoorrook Inquiry: Land Injustice — December 2023

The Yoorrook Justice Commission (Yoorrook) presents a unique opportunity for Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to speak truth to the continuing legacy and suffering imposed by more than 200 years of colonisation.

Djirra welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Yoorrook’s Inquiry into Land Injustice (Land, Sky and Waters). We also welcome the themes outlined in the Issues Paper that make clear that, while the focus is on land theft and land justice, the Inquiry will examine the ongoing impacts of dispossession. Connection to Country is culture, history, stories and bloodlines: it is our spirituality and identity.