Premier Allan Faces First Nations Inquiry: “I Did Not Know About the Massacres that Occured So Close to Home”

April 30, 2024 9:26 am in by
Credit: Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Member for Bendigo East and Victorian Premier, Jacinta Allan is shocked by the lack of community awareness about events that took place on Dja Dja Wurraung country when colonisers landed – calling out her own unawareness on the subject.

Premier Allan told Australia’s first Indigenous-led truth-telling inquiry that she was distressed to learn the region’s true history.

The Premier is Australia’s first state leader to provide evidence at an Indigenous-led truth-telling inquiry, which has the same powers as a royal commission.

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