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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 777..


Health promotion for the ageing

(Question No 81)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 February 2002:

In relation to funding for health promotion for the ageing:

(1) How much was allocated in the 2001-02 Budget.

(2) As at 31 January 2002, how much of this has been spent.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is:

The 2001-02 Budget did not specifically identify initiatives targeting health promotion for the ageing. However, health promotion expenditure through Healthpact, allocated funding in 2001-02 to a number of programs for our older population including:

Organisation

Activity

Funding

Council on the Ageing

Seniors Week 2002

$5,000

Council on the Ageing

Clubs on the Move

$15,000

West Deakin Hellenic Bowling Club

A Healthy Lifestyle through Lawn Bowls

$9,000

Aboriginal Corporation for Sport & Rec Activities

Community Health & Fitness Program

$20,000

ACT Veteran's Athletics Club

Annual Fun Run

$3,000

ACT Bowls Association

Bowling for Better Health

$10,000

Southside Community Service

Healthy Living in our Senior Years

$6,000

Croatian Community Welfare Centre Inc

Mental Health Awareness

$7,500

Australian Finnish Rest Home Association

Health for Elderly Finns

$5,400

Winnunga Nimmityjah

Sista's Healing

$10,580

TOTAL

$91,480

This is a total of $91,480 in funding that can be clearly identified as having been spent on health promotion for the ageing.


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