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Victorian Government places Aboriginal mental health into safe Aboriginal hands

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 28 November 2019

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The Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is welcomed by the Victorian Aboriginal community. Here is a report that finally reflects and recognises the challenges faced by the Aboriginal community and our tireless work to support and care for our community with at times very limited resources and infrastructure.

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Aboriginal voices will speak truths about Victoria’s First Nations mental health crisis

Posted by VACCHO Communications Team on 15 July 2019

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The full extent of Victorian Aboriginal communities’ mental health crisis will come to light as the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (the Royal Commission) commences an Aboriginal-specific public hearing this Tuesday.

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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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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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