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Goori House set to receive $1.25 million in Australian Government funding.



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The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Mr Andrew Laming MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing Member for Bowman

MEDIA RELEASE

9 November 2005 CP64/05

Goori House set to receive $1.25 million in Australian Government funding

The Goori House Addiction Treatment Centre in Cleveland has accepted an offer of $1.25 million from the Australian Government to help it continue its rehabilitation service until June 2007.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, and the Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming, today welcomed the agreement.

“The Australian Government is pleased to support Goori House in its important drug intervention and residential services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men,” Mr Pyne said.

“Goori House will work with the Department of Health and Ageing on a new strategic and business plan for its future support. This will consider available sources of funding helping to ensure a sustainable, effective and efficient service, well into the future.”

“The government is committed to funding non-government treatment services through the National Illicit Drugs Strategy,” he said.

Mr Laming said it was great news for the Redlands.

“Goori House provides high quality addiction treatment services, recognised across south-east Queensland,” he said.

“I am pleased its invaluable work has now been recognised.”

Media contact: (Mr Pyne) Adam Howard 0400 414 833 (Mr Laming) Shane Goodwin 0437 531 328

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