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Indigenous health experts launch recommendations to tackle diet-related chronic disease
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in partnership with Deakin University’s Institute for Health T...
Giovanni Torre 19 Feb 2024
"Take the entire nation backward" - federal government slammed for passing Treaty buck to the states
Advocacy group GetUp has criticised the Albanese government for “passing the buck” on a Treaty process by seemingly delegating t...
Dechlan Brennan 15 Feb 2024
VACCHO submission to Yoorrook highlights vast disparity in Indigenous healthcare
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation has made their submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s...
Dechlan Brennan 15 Feb 2024
Victorian Indigenous health groups welcome apology for abuse in state institutions
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Balit Durn Durn Centre have welcomed the Victorian gov...
Dechlan Brennan 10 Feb 2024
VACCHO and Lowitja Institute call for dedicated Aboriginal-led accountability body
A new joint study from the Lowitja Institute, Equity Economics and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisa...
Dechlan Brennan 8 Feb 2024
Victorian First Nations groups urge support for Indigenous-led solutions to closing the gap

Victorian Indigenous groups have responded to the Productivity Commission report released on Wednesday - which found governments had largely not fulfilled their commitments in rela...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 7, 2024
Victoria's peak Aboriginal health body encourages community to look after each other on January 26

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is encouraging Aboriginal communities to connect with family and friends, and look out for one another’s health an...

Giovanni Torre Jan 25, 2024
First Peoples' Assembly, Victorian Premier not notified of Opposition's decision to abandon Treaty

The decision by the Victorian opposition to withdraw their support for Treaty has continued to reverberate, with an Assembly co-chair stating he found about the decision from the m...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 22, 2024
Justice system puts troubled teens on downward spiral

Approaches to youth justice for the youngest children who can be charged in Australia have little therapeutic or developmental benefit and fly in the face of international huma...

Rudi Maxwell Jan 22, 2024
'Ongoing Failure' : Open letter criticises Victorian government's anti-torture protocol delays

A coalition of Indigenous, legal and human rights groups have written to the Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes expressing a “deep concern” for the state’s ongoing failure to...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 22, 2024
VACCHO calls for funding of four key projects in 2024-2025 budget submission

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has called on the Victorian government to deliver on its commitment to put the health of Indigenous Victo...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 9, 2024
Aboriginal-led project funding available to combat domestic and family violence

Applications are now open for Aboriginal-led organisations and communities to apply for financial support for projects that tackle family violence in Aboriginal communities.  The...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 18, 2023
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations receive funding support

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Victoria receive extra funding Indigenous Victorians will have access to 100,000 extra additional community healthcare...

Dechlan Brennan Dec 11, 2023
Victoria's peak Indigenous health body backs appointments of state's Treaty Authority

Victoria’s peak Indigenous health body says the state’s newly-appointed inaugural Treaty Authority highlights a “staunch” commitment to steps forward.  Earlier this week, Dr Petah...

Jarred Cross Dec 8, 2023
Victoria's peak Aboriginal health organisation announces new Board members

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation announced the appointments of Paula Morgan and Simon Flagg to the VACCHO Board on Tuesday, following last week’s A...

Giovanni Torre Nov 28, 2023
VACCHO celebrates launch of Beautiful Shawl Project Documentary on Indigenous health

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has launched a new documentary showcasing the staunch Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who hav...

Giovanni Torre Nov 14, 2023
Camp Jungai hosts a historic 'Gathering of Mob'

Taungurung Country hosted an historic ‘gathering of Mob’ over the weekend, which saw more than 300 people from across Victoria come together to share stories, yarn and heal.  Held...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 13, 2023
Peak Aboriginal health group welcomes Victorian law reform on public intoxication

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has welcomed the state government’s decision to implement an Aboriginal-led health-based response which w...

Giovanni Torre Nov 7, 2023
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