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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Australia's first Indigenous youth alcohol and other drug rehabilitation facility opens

On December 15, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) celebrated the opening of Bunjilwarra, the first Australian alcohol and other drug rehabilitation facility dedicated to helping young Aboriginal people. The facility was officially opened by the Hon. Mary Wooldridge, Minister for Mental Health, Women's Affairs and Community Services.

Bunjilwarra was established under a $5 million joint funding partnership between FARE and the Victorian Department of Health, and is located in Hastings on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It will provide services for Aboriginal youths between the ages of 15 and 20, and has been designed to be culturally welcoming and appropriate.

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Media contact:
Sam North
Mobile: 0407 941 447

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Ltd
Level 1, Suite 8
8 Phipps Close
PO Box 19
Deakin ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6122 8600
Fax: (02) 6232 4400

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Last updated: 19 December 2011
 
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