The Victorian government’s legislative response to COVID-19 fails to respond to the needs of many Aboriginal people in Victoria.  Whilst the bill includes important changes to prevent unnecessary evictions into homelessness, more must be done to ensure that Aboriginal people in the criminal, youth justice and child protection system are not disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Full statement in the below link;

VALS Media Release – The Victorian government must do more for Aboriginal people impacted by COVID-19

WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND PAY OUR RESPECTS TO THE CUSTODIANS OF THE LANDS ON WHICH WE WORK, COLLECTIVELY THE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES OF SOUTH-EAST AUSTRALIA.

273 High St, Preston VIC 3072

vals@vals.org.au

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