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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 14 February 2008) . . Page.. 328 ..


What funding has been provided by the Government to each of the services identified in part (3) each year since 1999 (a) by direct grant by the ACT Government, (b) indirectly as a result of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative or (c) any other sources.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1)

The Commonwealth Government has provided to the ACT by way of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative each year since 1999 funding as follows:

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

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695,843

1,066,169

1,137,028

360,500

1,010,596

1,041,513

1,036,039

385,000

(2)

The table below indicates the level of funding allocated under the ACT Diversion Program since 2001/02.

Service

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

ACT Health

Alcohol and Drug Program - Assessment and Coordination

359,708

462,508

469,565

482,471

494,533

506,896

519,570

Alcohol and Drug Program - retainer

67,992

67,992

67,992

Alcohol and Drug Program - treatment

27,879

43,190

8,204

3,420

Communication – Cannabis cards & brochures

1,237

2,930

Evaluation

5,000

29,229

57,757

Australian Federal Police

ACT Policing – Diversion coordinator

69,481

13,466

91,525

97,542

Non Government Organisations

Treatment

65,996

83,406

69,974

167,610

42,821

**110,000

Retainer

305,964

305,964

305,964

156,807

107,154

54,912

54,912

Alcohol and Drug Project for Youth Services

136,000

Sector Support & Liaison

150,000

Communication project on the legal implications for possessing relatively small quantities of illicit drugs

15,000

733,664

930,339

1,107,354

786,937

794,113

725,383

1,004,781

**Estimated non government organisation (NGO) treatment payments. The number of people being referred through diversion programs by the police and the courts, and hence the number clients referred for treatment, limits the amount of reimbursement received by NGOs for the provision of treatment.


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