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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 7 May 2015) . . Page.. 1559 ..


Without warning, the 2014-15 Federal Budget announced the cessation of the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). The cessation of the NPAPH represents a loss of $6.151m for the ACT from 1 July 2014 to

30 June 2018 ($3.577m in facilitation payments and $2.574m in reward payments).

ACT Health, Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 calendar years. Note 2014-15 financial year is given in Tables 3-4.

Funding that was not allocated to obesity prevention over these years was directed to other strategic priorities of the ACTHPGP in the areas of smoking prevention, reduction in the hazardous and harmful consumption of alcohol, falls prevention, and healthy active ageing.

Table 6: Summary of ACT Health Promotion Grants Program funding for obesity related projects 2010 – 2013

2010

2011

2012

2013

Specific focus on obesity

$946,799

$859,238

$733,750

$590,615

Broader health promotion focus, including on obesity

$475,765

$506,026

$321,739

$474,556

TOTAL obesity related funding

$1,422,564

$1,365,264

$1,055,489

$1,065,171

ACT Health - Obesity Prevention budget initiative

Under the 2012-13 to 2014-15 Obesity Prevention budget initiative ACT Health received $300,000 that was used in the development of the Healthy Weight Initiative.

ACT Government Whole of Government Healthy Weight Initiative (HWI)

In recognition of the complex and multi-sectoral nature of obesity reduction and prevention the ACT Government has now built on the health promotion services and programs in place.

Under the 2014-15 to 2017-18 Healthy Weight Initiative (HWI) $3.645 million has been provided to the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate for a coordinated whole of government approach to tackle obesity. Under this budget funds are allocated across a range of directorates to support the nineteen actions detailed in Towards Zero Growth Healthy Weight Action Plan.

Table 7: HWI allocations

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Total

1,538,000

1,315,000

344,000

448,000

3,645,000


Housing ACT—waiting lists(Question No 394)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 24 March 2015:

From February 2014 to February 2015, how many Housing ACT properties in (a) Tuggeranong, (b) Woden, (c) Weston Creek, (d) Belconnen and (e) Gungahlin were made available to people on Housing ACT waiting lists, broken down by two, three, four, five and six or more bedrooms for each area.


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