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Grant for the school dental service in New South Wales



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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY THE COMMONWEALTH MINISTER FOR HEALTH THE HON. M.J.R. MacKELLAR, AND THE NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTER FOR HEALTH, THE HON." R.J. -STEWART.----------------;

Grant for the School Dental Service in New South Wales

The Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon. M.J.R.

MacKellar and the New South Wales Minister for Health, the Hon.

K.J. Stewart, announced today a grant for the School Dental

Service in New South Wales totalling $991 870.

The Commonwealth and State will each contribute

$495 935, on a 50:50 cost-sharing basis.

The grant is for the establishment of eight new school

dental clinics and additional costs of five previously approved

clinics. .

; Estimated Commonwealth expenditure on the School

Dental Scheme in 1979/80 is $23.245M, of which New South Wales

is to receive $4.390M.

Three dental therapy schools and 137 school dental

clinics are presently operating or under construction in New

South Wales.

Currently, the School Dental Scheme is concentrating

on the provision of dental care, including dental health

education, to primary school children thereby, in the longer

term, improving the dental health of the Australian community.

Dental care under the Scheme is mainly provided by

dental therapists working under the general direction and

control of dentists.

CANBERRA: April 14 1980. ,

Note:. Details attached.

SCHOOL DENTAL SCHEME - NEW SOUTH WALES

GRANT FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

New School Dental Clinics

Federal . . . NSW . . .. Project.. ____State.... Commonwea1th

Electorate Electorate Location Contribution Contribution Total

$ $ . $

Bezmelong Lane Cove Lane Cove 56 935 56 936 113 871

Cunningham Wollongong Berkeley 52 002 52 002 104 004

Farrer Wagga Wagga Sturt 58 417 58 417 116 834

· . -

GrandLer Marrickv ille Marrickville 63 650 63 650 127 300

Gwydir Barwon Narrabri 76 549 76 549 153 098

Hunter Lake Toronto West 43 600 43 600 87 200

Macquarie (Biraban)

Riverina Murrumbidgee Leeton 59 224 59 223 118 447

Sturt Narrandera 61 642 61 643 123 285

Other Items

Additional costs of previously approved clinics

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(5) 23 916 23 916 47 832

495 935 495 935 991 870