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NDIS and aged care funding essential to ensure the most vulnerable Aboriginal people aren’t left beh

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 16 May 2019

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Aboriginal people will continue to access the NDIS and Aged Care services at low rates unless funding changes occur after the Federal Election, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) Acting CEO Trevor Pearce says.

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Partnership agreement brings self-determination closer for Aboriginal people

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 28 March 2019

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through their peak body representatives, will share decision making with governments through a new Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap.

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Self-determination key to Close the Gap in VAAF

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 8 October 2018

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The principles of self-determination are a welcome and integral part of the Victorian Government’s new Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023 (VAAF), according to the peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing in Victoria.

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Positive action must match positive rhetoric to “Close the Gap” for Aboriginal People

Posted by Policy Unit on 16 February 2017

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VACCHO calls on Prime Minister Turnbull to invest in action that will accelerate progress in meeting all health equity targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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VACCHO is outraged by racism being perpetuated by The Australian newspaper

Posted by Policy Unit on 5 August 2016

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Ms Louise Lyons, Acting CEO of the Victorian Aborignal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has written to the Editor in Chief, Paul Whittaker to convey our utmost despair that the Nations own newspaper, The Australian, could make such an uninformed editorial decision that saw the publication of the Bill Leakes blatantly racist cartoon on 4 August 2016.

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New book celebrates breastfeeding in Aboriginal communities

Posted by Policy Unit on 4 August 2016

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Breastfeeding is one of the most important factors on the growth, development and health of infants and young children.  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding up to six months of age.  

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