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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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History making appointment for VACCHO CEO

Posted by VACCHO Communications on 13 December 2017

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The Board of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has congratulated its CEO, Jill Gallagher AO, on her appointment as Treaty Advancement Commissioner for Victoria.

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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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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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