Alcohol and drug treatment funding extended
Senator Hon Fiona Nash, 31 March 2015
Alcohol and drug treatment organisations which receive funding from the Australian Government will have their funding extended until 30 June 2016. Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, said approximately 160 organisations currently receiving funding through the health portfolio would be offered an extension to their funding arrangements for a further 12 months. This includes 12 months extension of funding to State and Territory Alcohol and Drug peak bodies. Senator Nash said $87 million in Commonwealth funding had been allocated in 2015-16 for alcohol and drug treatment activities provided by non-government organisations.