Ex-mandarin called back to review Victoria’s Aboriginal affairs agency


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Yehudi Blacher, currently IPAA vice president, has been called back from retirement to head up a review into the VPS’ Aboriginal Affairs agency. The state’s annual Aboriginal Affairs report has also been pushed back six months as the government seeks to have its $30 million budget measures included.

Yehudi Blacher

Yehudi Blacher

Former head of the Department of Victorian Communities Yehudi Blacher has been appointed to conduct a review into Victoria’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs.

The review will commence immediately and take up to three months, forming part of the government’s plan to¬†improve standard of living and maintenance of culture.

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, which now sits within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, is tasked with providing advice to the government on Aboriginal policy as well as planning and supporting the delivery of key programs and commitments on job opportunities, tourism and land management and leadership and community representation.

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