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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 2983 ..

School Name

Preschool - Year 6


7 - 10


11 - 12

St Monica’s Primary School


St Thomas Aquinas Primary School


St Thomas More’s Primary School


St Thomas The Apostle Primary School


St Vincent’s Primary School


Sts Peter & Paul Primary School


Trinity Christian School




(4) The Commonwealth Government is the majority funder of non-government schools. NSW residents attending ACT schools are considered a disadvantage to the ACT (advantage to NSW) under the Commonwealth Grants Commission’s horizontal fiscal equalisation process. This process forms part of the calculation used to determine the distribution of GST to States and Territories.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—alcohol and drugs
(Question No 302)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 June 2017:

(1) Further to the strategic priority for the Health Directorate (Annual Report 2015-2016) to provide increased tobacco, alcohol and other drug treatment services, including supportive accommodation, with regards to the ATSI peoples, what program or facilities have been implemented for the indigenous community (a) for drug rehabilitation, (b) for alcohol rehabilitation, (c) to reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples and (d) which of these programs were educative rather than therapeutic or clinical.

(2) What money was invested in each of the programs or facilities in part (1), specifically what monies were spent for (a) programs or facilities that were designed for drug rehabilitation, (b) programs or services that were designed for alcohol rehabilitation and (c) programs that were designed to reduce smoking rates among ATSI peoples.

(3) What were the outcomes of the money spent in part (2), specifically what monies were the outcomes for the money spent on(a) drug rehabilitation programs and facilities, (b) alcohol rehabilitation programs and services and (c) programs to reduce smoking rates among ATSI peoples.

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

(1) ACT Health invests more than $18 million annually on drug treatment and support services in the ACT.

This includes a $6 million investment over four years announced by the ACT Government in 2016 for drug treatment and support services. This included $115,000 per annum for Gugan Gulwan.

The services purchased by ACT Health include:

information and education

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