A Legal Community Event on Indigenous Truth-Telling

Director Professor Melissa Castan will speak with Commissioner Kevin Bell and Dr Jeremie Bracka at this event about Truth, Voice and Treaty in Victoria.

7 September 2023

RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law, the International Commission of Jurists Victoria in conjunction with the Castan Centre of Human Rights Law, Monash University proudly invite you to an evening with Commissioner Kevin Bell, Professor Melissa Castan and Leanne Miller AM facilitated by Dr Jeremie Bracka, RMIT University.

Yoorrook Justice Commission is the first ever Indigenous-led truth-telling commission on the impact of colonisation and the ongoing systemic injustice against Indigenous people.

Join us for refreshments and information about Truth, Voice and Treaty in Victoria on Thursday 21 September at 5:45pm - 7.30pm at Maurice Blackburn.

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Level 21 Boardrooms
380 La Trobe Street
Melbourne CBD/Naarm
(Level 21 is accessible via the lifts at the rear of the foyer)

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Professor the Honourable Kevin Bell AM KC is a non-Aboriginal Victorian and is a Commissioner for the Yoorrook Justice Commission. Professor Bell was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 15 years. He played a pivotal role in the implementation and operation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. He served as President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal between 2008 and 2010.

Professor Melissa Castan is Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, and an Associate Dean in the Law Faculty. She has over 25 years experience teaching, researching and publishing in Australian Public Law, Constitutional law, Human Rights Law, Indigenous Legal Issues and Legal Education. her most recent publication is Time to Listen - An Indigenous Voice to Parliament (MUP 2023).

Leanne Miller AM is a Dhulanyagen Ulupna woman of the Yorta Yorta people. Leanne is an experienced Director with a demonstrated and connected history of working in government, non-government and social organizations. Leanne is skilled in governance and leadership in Non-profit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility program areas, Program Evaluation, Conflict Resolution, and Culture Change. Leanne brings extensive experience advocating for and building opportunities with women in business, including in environmental management areas, and in tourism.

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Researchers at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law continue to compile timely factsheets, articles, publications, and multimedia content on our First Nations Voice to Parliament Resources Website. This resource space is focused on supporting and responding to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, offering easily accessible public educational materials and thorough legal analyses to keep you well-informed throughout this year. We work closely with the William Cooper Institute and Monash University to highlight our contributions to a democratic referendum. For more information on Monash University’s commitment see monash.edu/voice.