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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Funding boost for alcohol and other drug services

Date posted: 16 June 2014

Queenslanders who experience alcohol and other drug issues will achieve better health outcomes with the Queensland Government providing $27.9 million in funding to support programs over the next three years.

Minister for Health, Lawrence Springborg, said funding would be allocated under a new process to ensure resources are allocated where they are most needed.

'The new funding allocation process has seen an expert panel determine priorities in line with the National Drug Strategy 2010-15, to ensure the money and support get to those who need it most.

'The funding will support police and court diversion programs, as well as other preventative strategies.

'Under the new arrangements, clients who receive services from unsuccessful organisations will be provided with the support they need to transition to a new program if required,' Mr Springborg said.

Funding for residential rehabilitation services, suitable for people with medium or high dependence and care needs, will continue under current arrangements.

Source: Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory

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Last updated: 13 June 2014
 
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