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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
Page: 977

(Question No. 4796)


Mr Porter asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 October 1986:

Will he provide a list of the community health projects to be funded under the community health grants in each State, identifying (a) each grant, (b) the funding allocation and (c) the staffing provided.


Dr Blewett —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Commonwealth provides funds for community health projects through:

(1) Direct grants under the National Community Health Program (NCHP) for voluntary organisations involved in community health activities which are national in character or are pilot/demonstration projects with national significance; and

(2) Grants under the Commonwealth/State Medicare Agreements amounting to a total of $20.282 million in 1986/87 to the States and Territories specifically for new or expanded community health services.

A list showing details of the 1986/87 grants under the NCHP is attached. It should be noted that most projects are national secretariats which are engaged in the co-ordination of affiliated bodies in the States/Territories. Accordingly, the NCHP funding does not usually cover the direct provision of State-based services.

The distribution of the Medicare community health funds to individual projects or services within each State/Territory is a matter for the relevant State/Territory authorities to determine. Details of these distributions for 1986/87 are not yet available from the States: however, allocations to each State and Territory are as follows-

$m

New South Wales ...

7.097

Victoria ...

5.340

Queensland ...

3.274

South Australia ...

1.780

Western Australia ...

1.795

Tasmania ...

.573

Northern Territory ...

.113

Australian Capital Territory ...

.310

20.282

NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM GRANTS (AS AT 12 NOVEMBER 1986)

Project number, name

and description

Location

1986-87

Allocation

Fulltime

equivalent

staff

funded

$

VICTORIA

73 AV 1

Family Medicine Program-

Vocational training for family medical practitioners

Jolimont

Melbourne Vic. 3002

8 234 424

95

74 AV 7

Australian National Association for Mental Health (ANAMH)-

Continued funding of national secretariat

Commercial Road

Melbourne Vic. 3004

91 414

2.5

Supplementary grant to employ Senior Administrator from January 1987

22 750

1

75 AV 17

Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia

Training program to qualify members as breast-feeding counsellors

Nunawading

Melbourne Vic. 3131

56 000

2.3

83 AV 35

Australian Catholic Health Care Association

Assistance for national secretariat

East Melbourne

Vic. 3002

44 000

2

83 AV 36

Mercy Hospice Care

Demonstration hospice care program

St Albans

Melbourne Vic. 3021

144 248

11

84 AV 42

National Epilepsy Association of Australia

National Secretariat

Lilydale

Melbourne Vic. 3140

111 200

4.6

84 AV 44

Australian Brain Foundation

Stroke Program plus costs for project officers

Little Bourke Street

Melbourne Vic. 3000

60 000

2

84 AV 46

Pharmaceutical Supplies Scheme

Three-year Demonstration Pharmaceutical Supplies Scheme

Collingwood

Melbourne Vic. 3066

68 300

No staff

comp-

onent

85 AV 52

National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia

Public Education and Evaluation Program

Camberwell

Melbourne Vic. 3124

55 600

1.3

85 AV 53

Australian Resuscitation Council

National Secretariat

Spring Street

Melbourne Vic. 3000

29 850

0.75

86 AV 58

National Venereology Council of Australia

National Secretariat

Little Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Vic. 3000

20 660

1

ACT

73 AV 2

National Heart Foundation

Continued funding of 3 mobile units for educational programs

Deakin

Canberra ACT 2606

98 675

3.5

74 AV 11

Alcohol and Drug Foundation of Australia (ADFA)

Continued funding of national secretariat

Canberra City

ACT 2600

474 430

10

74 AV 22

Continued funding of ADFA's National Alcohol and Drug Dependence Industry Program

Canberra City

ACT 2600

732 982

19.5

78 AV 25

ANZSERCH/APHA Inc.

Promotion of community health research (secretariat assistance for administration and co-ordinating role)

Acton Peninsula

Canberra ACT 2600

47 405

1.35

83 AV 38

ADFA-Community Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention (CADAP)

Belconnen

Canberra ACT 2617

180 948

4

84 AV 45

Australian Diabetes Foundation

National Secretariat

Marcus Clarke Street

Canberra ACT 2600

117 192

3

84 AV 48

Australian Deafness Council

National Secretariat

Deakin

Canberra ACT 2600

41 035

1.62

85 AV 54

Natural Family Planning: Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission

National Secretariat

Curtin

Canberra ACT 2605

114 750

2.75

Queensland

73 AV 3

Australian National Lifeline Inc.

Continued funding part-time secretariat

West End

Brisbane Qld 4101

84 567

1.5

78 AV 26

Australian Council of Community Nursing (ACCN)

Development of professional standards, co-ordination and liaison in community nursing

Auchenflower

Brisbane Qld 4066

39 600

1.5

NSW

74 AV 4

Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital (AWCH)

Continued funding of a National Information and Resources Centre incl. national secretariat

Parramatta

Sydney NSW 2150

200 000

7

74 AV 8

Student Initiatives in Community Health (SICH)

Continued funding of national secretariat and vacation placement scheme for tertiary students in health-related disciplines

Redfern

Sydney NSW 2016

149 947

2.1

74 AV 12

GROW (Australia's voluntary self-help mental health organisation)

Continued funding of national secretariat

Marrickville

Sydney NSW 2204

474 800

12.5

79 AV 29

Koompartoo Youth Farm

Alcohol and/or drug rehabilitation

Kellyville

NSW 2153

53 775

2

83 AV 34

Family Planning Federation of Australia

Funding of national secretariat

Campbell Street

Sydney NSW 2000

127 490

3

83 AV 40

Life Education Centres

Wayside Chapel's national secretariat for Life Education Centre program

Potts Point

Sydney NSW 2011

185 040

6

83 AV 41

Australian Community Health Association

National Secretariat

Redfern

Sydney NSW 2016

124 408

3

85 AV 50

Australian Medical Society on Alcohol and Drug Related Problems (AMSAD)

National Secretariat

Rawson Place

Sydney NSW 2000

5 000

General

Support

Grant-

No Staff

Identified

85 AV 55

Arthritis Foundation of Australia

National Secretariat

Angel Place

Sydney NSW 2000

24 000

2.5

86 AV 56

Yarrowlumla Shire Council

Rural occupational health and safety program

Queanbeyan

NSW 2620

32 200

1

86 AV 57

Australian Association for Adolescent Health

National Secretariat

Clarence Street

Sydney NSW 2000

43 110

0.75

TASMANIA

75 AV 24

`Hear-a-Book' Service

National Co-ordination of Handicapped Children's Section of Hear-a-Book

North Hobart

Tas. 7000

3 404

0.45

81 AV 31

Australian Medical Students' Association

Travel costs for AMSA executive and for a national council meeting

Project does not operate from fixed premises

5 130

No Staff

Component

12 298 334

Note: Several outstanding applications for NCHP funding in 1986/87 have yet to be analysed and submitted for Ministerial approval.