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Watch Police Commissioner’s Stolen Generations Apology with Mob at GEGAC

On Friday, 24 May, the Chief Commissioner of Police Shane Patton APM will give an acknowledgement and apology for the role of Victoria Police in the removal of Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generations from their families and communities.

For members of community unable to travel to Thornbury to attend the event in person, GEGAC will host a livestream gathering to watch the apology online.

There will be light refreshments and a BBQ.

All community are invited to come along to GEGAC to watch the apology together.


WHAT: Livestream on Friday 24 May 2024: Victoria Police’s acknowledgement and apology to the Stolen Generations.

WHERE: GEGAC – Boorai Building

WHEN: Friday, 24 May, 10:30am – 12:30pm

IN-PERSON

The Chief Commissioner will be speaking from the Aborigines Advancement League, 2 Watt St, Thornbury.

To attend the event in person you must RSVP to the Yoorrook Justice Commission Response Taskforce by email at YOORROOKJUSTICECOMM@POLICE.VIC.GOV.AU by 10 May.

To learn more about this event, visit police.vic.gov.au/apology

SUPPORT SERVICES

Further support for members of the Stolen Generations and their families is available.

Connecting Home

  • (03) 8679 0777
  • sgr@connectinghome.org.au

Link-Up Victoria

  • (03) 9287 8800
  • linkup@vacca.org

24-hour support can be accessed

VAHS Yarning SafeNStrong

  • 1800 959 563

Lifeline (24/7)

  • 13 11 14

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artwork by Gary Saunders – a proud Bangerang, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, Dja Dja Wurrung man.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is represented by the design at the centre of the logo. It is central to the truth telling for injustices for First Nations people and in turn is central to making recommendations for healing, system reform and practical changes to laws, policy and education. The circles represent meeting and community and they are connected through the songlines of culture and understanding.

The circles within each of the elements represent the community members and families and the detail making up the designs show the connectivity through the different groups across the state. These different areas are represented by the different colour backgrounds in each of the circles.

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