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Wins for Victorian Aboriginal Community in Budget

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 2 May 2018

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The wellbeing of Victorian Aboriginal families has received a boost in the state’s Budget with investment in jobs, funding for maternal and child health, reducing family violence, and Treaty advancement.   

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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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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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