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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2721 ..


Further planning is underway. A potential site for the residential rehabilitation facility has been identified, and Winnunga recently visited that site with ACT Health Directorate representatives.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—health funding(Question No 408)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 6 August 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Health):

(1) What amount of funding did Worldview receive to pre/post release detainees and/or their families from the ACT Government in the (a) 2018-2019, (b) 2019-2020 and (c) 2020-2021 financial years.

(2) What amount of funding did Worldview receive to employ young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the ACT Government in the (a) 2018-2019, (b) 2019-2020 and (c) 2020-2021 financial years.

(3) Does Worldview receive any other kind of financial support from the ACT Government.

(4) When did Worldview first start receiving financial support from the ACT Government.

(5) Will Worldview be receiving funding from the ACT Government for the 2021-2022 financial year; if so, how much funding will they be receiving; if not, why not?

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. Worldview Foundation has received funding via two grants through the ACT Health Directorate, Healthy Canberra Grants Program:

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Total

Smoke, Booze and Drug Free Prison Post Release

-

$81,471

$76,158

$76,158

$233,787

Pre-Release Non-Indigenous Supplement along with Post Release Activity Support

-

-

$162,848

$162,848

$325,696

Total

-

$81,471

$239,006

$239,006

$559,483

The Smoke, Booze and Drug Free Prison Post-Release program provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). This program aims to address issues associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to support a more successful reintegration of detainees into the community, along with improvements in their health and wellbeing.

The Pre-Release Non-Indigenous Supplement along with Post Release Activity Support program aims to extend the achievements of the initial Smoke, Booze and Drug Free Prison Post-Release program to non-indigenous detainees of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).


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