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The Australian Government is investing $2.31 million to tackle the impact of alcohol and other drug use in Katherine, Tiwi, the Daly region, and the greater Darwin region in the Northern Territory (NT).
The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, the Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Trish Crossin, announced the new funding during a visit to the Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service in Katherine on 29 March 2012. Ms Macklin said the funding will support harm minimisation activities and initiatives which aim to reduce the demand or potential demand for alcohol, including:
Senator Crossin said the funding will enable the hiring of up to nine Aboriginal staff to work on alcohol and other drugs services in Katherine; as well as the development of new programs and the expansion of existing programs in the Tiwi, Daly and Greater Darwin region. Details on these programs can be found on the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs' website.
Source: Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
The Hon Jenny Macklin MP
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Canberra ACT 2600