why is this important?

Victoria is leading the nation in self-determination. However, delivery of successful reforms requires a collaborative effort across all levels of government. There are a number of state government strategies and frameworks and it is important to ensure that the work of your local government is aligned with them. The overarching policy framework is the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023 (VAAF). It reflects Victoria’s bipartisan commitment to achieving long-term generation change to close the gap in education, health and wellbeing, economic and justice outcomes. 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. 

Recommended Strategies

  • Ensure teams across council are familiar with state government frameworks relevant to their areas of work.
  • Audit current council policies to ensure they are aligned with relevant state government frameworks.
  • Engage with existing frameworks where you can, including using the Maggolee website

Case Studies

The Victorian Aboriginal Local Government Action Plan (VALGAP) is a state government strategy that provides local governments with a framework to engage with First Peoples communities and promote reconciliation. Many local governments have adopted elements of VALGAP into their strategic planning, including regularly providing new information for their Maggolee page and recognising exemplary reconciliation projects.

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