Posted by VACCHO Policy Team on 11 May 2017
Tags: Australia, National Budget, Turnbull Government, Close the Gap Targets, Indigenous Advancement Strategy in 2014, intergenerational trauma, Strengthening Preventive Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan, standard GP and specialist consultations, indexation of GP rebates, Medicare rebates, Commonwealth investments in Medicare rebates, self-determination, Aboriginal Victorians, Victorian Government, NDIS , National Disability Insurance Scheme, disability support services, Jill Gallagher, Aboriginal specific wellbeing, NDIS, social, emotional and mental health and alcohol and drug workforces, social, emotional and mental health, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Aboriginal health, health and wellbeing, ACCHOs, ACCO, health outcomes, VACCHO, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
“VACCHO welcomes Commonwealth investments in Medicare rebates, mental health and the NDIS, but the lack of targeted investment in Aboriginal health is disappointing.
Posted by Policy Unit on 4 May 2016
Tags: health and education, Prime Minister Turnbull, dental scheme, hospital investments, increased tobacco tax revenue, Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry, vulnerable community members, Budget Portfolio Statement, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023, Close the Gap Campaign, slashing of health funding, Indigenous Advancement Strategy, IAS, Medicare rebates, Aboriginal Primary Health funding, hidden cuts, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan, lack of funding, Federal Budget, 2016, deficiencies, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Aboriginal health, health and wellbeing, Close the Gap, CTG, Aboriginal workforce, Aboriginal kids, Budget, Jill Gallagher, ACCHOs, ACCO, new funding
From VACCHO’s perspective there are two related deficiencies in this year’s Federal Budget.