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Indigenous people urged to engage with Royal Commission – SBS

14 FEB 2014

The Queensland hearings are scheduled to run for up to two weeks, with others to be held in South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT over the next six months.

NITV spoke to Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines earlier today and asked whether many Indigenous Australians had come forward to share their stories so far.

“We’ve done a lot of work with local groups in the community and community leaders. We’ve travelled quite extensively to begin to build those networks in Indigenous communities.

Ms Dines says over 70 per cent of those who have come forward in the past year to give evidence to the commission in a private session, were Indigenous Australians.

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