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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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Aged Care review highlights changes needed to meet the needs of Aboriginal people

Posted by VACCHO Policy Unit on 19 September 2017

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), the peak body representing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria, welcomed the release of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017 report and urges the Government to adopt recommendations which promote accessibility and equity in the aged care system.

The review, led by David Tune AO PSM, was conducted to monitor progress of reforms legislated to the aged care system in 2012.

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