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Keeping our kids safe: cultural safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

This resource is intended to support organisations engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations in a culturally-safe way.
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Our youth, our way

This report examines the lived experiences of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria and the factors contributing to their over-representation in the youth justice system.
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Enabling mainstream systems to be more inclusive and responsive to people with disabilities

This report provide evidence about the processes and practices that enable mainstream services to identify and respond to the particular needs of people with disabilities as a matter of course.
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Measuring and reporting on service delivery

This audit assesses if the way Victorian government departments measure and report on their service delivery supports accountability and good decision-making.
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Child witnesses of family violence: an examination of Victoria Police family violence data

Childhood exposure to family violence can lead to negative short-term and long-term outcomes for health and wellbeing. This data snapshot presents a first look at data collected by Victoria Police at family incidents about children who have been exposed to or otherwise affected by family...
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Investigation into how local councils respond to ratepayers in financial hardship

In recent years, the Victorian Ombudsman has heard concerns from ratepayers, financial counsellors and community lawyers about the way local councils treat people who cannot afford their council rates. This investigation focused on council hardship relief for homeowners (ratepayers who cannot pay rates on their...
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Victoria's water in a changing climate

Victoria’s water resources are under pressure from increasing demand and decreasing supply. This research report examines how the climate has and will continue to change, and the impacts on Victoria’s water resources, allowing better preparation for the future.
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Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services - strategy draft

This draft strategy aims to ensure the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s work supports access to essential services for consumers experiencing vulnerability.
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Report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor as at 1 November 2020

This is the fourth report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, and the final report tabled as specified in section 23(1) of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016. The report covers reform implementation for the period 1 November 2019 to 1 November...
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Tearing up the Belt and Road Initiative: Australia’s rejection of China’s new Silk Road in Victoria

The Australian federal government recently resolved to scrap the Victorian state government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The timing of this decision needs to be contemplated as ongoing developments may trouble bilateral relations between Australia and China, writes John Varano.