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Serious business as confirmed number of COVID-19 cases on the rise in Victorian Aboriginal communiti

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 28 July 2020

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Victorians have been urged to get serious about the dangers posed by COVID-19 following a large spike in cases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the weekend.

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VACCHO urges Aboriginal people to do the right thing after two confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected in Aboriginal Communities in Ballarat

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 23 July 2020

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has strongly urged Aboriginal people to stay home where they can, to get tested, and to self-isolate at home while waiting for test results after two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were detected in Aboriginal Communities in Ballarat. 

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VACCHO welcomes DHHS clarification ruling out link between Black Lives Matter rally to Melbourne’s public housing tower cluster

Posted by VACCHO Policy Unit on 16 July 2020

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has welcomed a much-needed clarification from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ruling out a link between last month’s Black Lives Matter rally to Melbourne’s COVID-19 public housing tower cluster.

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VACCHO says a focus on linking the Black Lives Matter rally to Melbourne’s COVID-19 public housing tower cluster is unhelpful during major public health crisis

Posted on 15 July 2020

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The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) says a focus on linking the Black Lives Matter rally to Melbourne’s COVID-19 public housing tower cluster is unhelpful during a major public health crisis, lacks substantial evidence, and undermines efforts towards Aboriginal reconciliation. 

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