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Important new appointment for Aboriginal children and young people

Posted by VACCHO Policy on 18 April 2018

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance (VACYP Alliance) have welcomed the appointment of Justin Mohamed as the second Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

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History made with property title handed over to Bendigo’s Aboriginal Community

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 28 February 2018

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Bendigo’s Aboriginal community is rejoicing after the property title over the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) was lifted, and full control of the Cooperative’s assets was returned to the local Aboriginal community by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins.

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Big shoes to fill as Andrew Jackomos completes terms as Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 30 January 2018

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The inaugural Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos, has been praised for the “enormous impact” he has had as he steps down from the role he has held since 2013.

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VACCHO welcomes Ian Hamm as new CEO

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 22 January 2018

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The Board of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has welcomed the commencement of Ian Hamm in the role of CEO today, Monday 22 January 2018.

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Ombudsman’s report highlights dire state of kinship care for Aboriginal children and their carer

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 13 December 2017

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The Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance (Alliance) and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) have called for urgent system change after a Victorian Ombudsman’s investigation revealed that kinship care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their carers has seen an unacceptable number of experiences of inequality and hardship.

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History making appointment for VACCHO CEO

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 13 December 2017

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The Board of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has congratulated its CEO, Jill Gallagher AO, on her appointment as Treaty Advancement Commissioner for Victoria.

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Victoria must learn lessons from the NT’s Royal Commission on youth detention

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 22 November 2017

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The Victorian peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing has called on the Victorian Government to take heed of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

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