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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Page: 482

Burdekin Community Association: Funding

(Question No. 727)


Mr Christensen asked the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, in writing, on 17 November 2011:

Is it a fact that funding for (a) the Burdekin Mental Health Foundation, (b) Burdekin CORES (Community Response to Eliminating Suicide), and (c) Burdekin Community Association Youth Support Services, has been cut to fund the eheadspace program; if so, why.


Mr Butler: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) to (c) No, there is no reduction in funding to the Burdekin Community Association. The following table shows funding to the Burdekin Community Association under the Australian Government's National Suicide Prevention Program (NSPP), including the previous and current funding agreements from 2009-10 to 2010-11 and 2011-12 to 2012-13 respectively. Funding amounts have remained consistent across these two agreements.

Project Name

Project Organisation

Project Description

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10 / 2010-11 Total

2011-12

2012-13

2011-12 / 2012-13 Total

Burdekin Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Support

Burdekin Community Association

Establish a community based education and awareness program on suicide prevention, provide drug abuse and suicide prevention programs though schools and youth groups and heighten community awareness amongst the mentally ill.

104,545

109,091

213,636

108,741

110,698

219,439

Funding for the eheadspace program is provided under the separate 2010-11 Budget Measure, More Youth-Friendly Services.