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Thursday, 17 November 1983
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Question No. 572


Mr Porter asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice, on 4 October 1983:

(1) How many independent Aboriginal medical services received federal assistance in 1982-83 and what was the total allocation of funds for this purpose.

(2) What is (a) the name of each recipient organisation and (b) the amount allocated for 1983-84.


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

(1) 31 Aboriginal medical services were funded in 1982-83 at a total of $4,701, 613 from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and $1,893,258 from the Commonwealth Department of Health

(2) 1983-84 funding is as follows:

Commonwealth

Department Department

of Aboriginal of Health Organisation

Affairs (Est.) Total

$ $ $

New South Wales

AMS Redfern 756,600 (1) 247,000 1,003,600 AMS Durri 187,200 (1) 178,000 365, 200 AMS Gillawarra 49,000 - 49,000 St Pius X Mission 92,000 - 92,000 Wimpaatja Medical Co-op-Wilcannia 10,000 (2) - 10,000

Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service 623,992 (1) 322,000 945,992 Gippsland and East Gippsland-Bairnsdale 55,500 121,000 176,500 Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op- Shepparton 50,400 107,000 157,400 Central Gippsland Aboriginal Co-op-Morwell 134,900 - 134,900 Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-op-Robinvale 139,800 - 139,800 Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust 32,100 - 32,100 Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-op 57,400 - 57,400 Dandenong and District Aboriginal Co-op 19,900 - 19, 900 Echuca Aboriginal Co-op 24,300 - 24,300 Swan Hill Aboriginal Co-op 44, 600 - 44,600 Various AMS's: Bulk grant for emergency dental treatment 25,000 - 25,000

Queensland

Aboriginal and Islanders Community Health Service- Brisbane 342,400 (1) 209, 000 551,400 Aboriginal and Islanders Community Health Service- Townsville 281, 900 (1) 134,000 415,900 Kambu-Ipswich 81,500 73,000 154,500 Aboriginal and Islanders Community Health Service- Mackay 65,000 - 65,000 Wu Chopperen-Cairns 258,900 (1) - 258,900 Woompera Muralug-Cairns 43,000 - 43,000 Aboriginal and Islanders Community Health Service-North Stradbroke Island 19,000 - 19,000

South Australia

Aboriginal Community Centre-Adelaide 20,700 71,000 91,700 Davenport Community Council-Port Augusta 56,900 127,000 183,900

Western Australia

AMS-Broome 149,800 - 149,800 AMS-Geraldton 123,600 - 123,600 AMS-Perth 338, 500 (1) 160,000 488,500 AMS-Kalgoorlie 78,000 - 78,000

Northern Territory

Kalano Association Inc-Katherine 85,300 - 85,300 AIMS-Darwin 58,900 - 58,900 CAAC-Alice Springs 418,400 (1) 279,000 697,400 Urapuntja-Utopia 463,100 - 463, 100 Pitjantjatjara Homelands Health Service 747,400 - 747,400 Nganampa Health Service-Central Reserves 525,000 (3) - 525,000 Walangura Health Service- Kintore 70,000 (4) - 70,000

TOTAL 6,529,992 2,028,000 8,557,992

Notes:

(1) Includes funding for dental services.

(2) Capital funding only.

(3) Does not include further funds of approximately $400,000 to be reallocated from the South Australian States Grants Health Program.

(4) Interim grant only: further funds to be allocated when total budget for 1983-84 has been developed.