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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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State Budget: Wins for Treaty advancement but investment into Aboriginal health remains to be seen

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 28 May 2019

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It was two steps forward and one step back for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Victorians as yesterday’s budget announcement delivered wins for Aboriginal Treaty advancement but failed to secure long-term funding that will improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Victorians. 

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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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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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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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