The Victorian Government has a long-standing commitment to closing the gap and working in partnership with the Aboriginal community.
The overarching policy framework is the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023 (VAAF). It reflects Victoria’s bipartisan commitment to achieving long-term generational change to close the gap in education, health and wellbeing, economic and justice outcomes. The VAAF provides specific indicators, targets and measures under six strategic action areas:
- maternal health and early childhood health and development;
- education and training;
- economic participation;
- health, housing and wellbeing;
- safe families and communities and equitable justice outcomes; and
- engaged people and confident communities.
Each year the Victorian Government releases an annual report on progress against the VAAF and broader Aboriginal affairs commitments.
Underpinning the VAAF are a number of key Aboriginal specific strategies relating to education, health, human services, economic participation and development, family violence and justice.
Delivery of the Aboriginal affairs reform agenda involves collaborative effort across all state government departments. Further details on Aboriginal specific policies being implemented by departments can be found at the links below:
- Aboriginal Affairs Policy in Victoria – Aboriginal Victoria
- The Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018
- Aboriginal health
- Aboriginal economic participation and employment tools
- Aboriginal tourism
- Aboriginal business directory
- Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
- Aboriginal Family Violence
- Improving human services outcomes for Aboriginal people
- Aboriginal inclusion and reconciliation
- Protection of native title
- Aboriginal land management
- Rights of Aboriginal people
- Aboriginal cultural rights in Victoria
Last Updated: October 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm