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Thursday, 29 October 2009
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Senator Cash asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 15 September 2009:

With reference to the Young Carers Forum 2008 final report ‘Bring It!’, relating to Carers Australia’s recommendations to better support and recognise Australia’s young carers:

(1) (a)   How many young carers were funded under the Young Carers Program (the program) in the 2008-09 financial year; and (b) how many additional young carers are to be funded in the 2009-10 financial year.

(2) (a)   How much funding was allocated to the program in the 2008-09 financial year and has been allocated for the 2009-10 financial year; and (b) can a breakdown be provided of those who were allocated funds and the date it was allocated.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The following figures relate to the number of times young carers were assisted rather than the actual number of young carers funded.

(a)   6,171 young carers were assisted under the Young Carers Program in the 2008-09 financial year.

(b)   6,500 young carers are to be assisted under the Young Carers Program in the 2009-10 financial year.

(2) (a)   Total funding of $7,606,764 was allocated to the Young Carers Program in 2008-09 and $7,758,630 has been allocated for the 2009-10 financial year. (b) The following table provides a summary of program funding allocated to service providers on 1 July each financial year:

State

2008-09

Allocated on 1/7/08

2009-10

Allocated on 1/7/09

National

 Carers Australia

$536,000

$553,544

CRCC Name

ACT

Carers Association of the ACT Incorporated

$100,908

$102,825

NSW

Far West CRCC

$35,000

$35,665

Orana CRCC

$35,000

$35,665

Central West CRCC

$59,433

$60,562

Nepean CRCC

$62,180

$63,362

Southern Highlands CRCC

$67,418

$68,699

Riverina Murray CRCC

$91,273

$93,007

Mid North Coast CRCC

$98,587

$100,460

Central Coast CRCC

$102,732

$104,684

New England CRCC

$110,702

$112,806

Illawarra CRCC

$125,731

$128,120

Inner West CRCC

$133,597

$136,136

Hunter CRCC

$139,396

$142,045

South West Sydney CRCC

$214,384

$218,457

Cumberland Prospect CRCC

$196,971

$200,713

Northern Sydney CRCC

$219,645

$223,818

South Eastern Sydney CRCC

$256,431

$261,303

Far North Coast CRCC

$89,896

$91,604

NT

Central Region Carer Respite Centre

$35,000

$35,665

East Arnhem CRCC

$35,000

$35,665

Northern Region Carer Respite Centre

$35,000

$35,665

QLD

Peninsula CRCC

$103,877

$134,743

Darling Downs / South West CRCC

$117,057

$126,817

Northern (QLD) CRCC

$148,341

$174,373

Central CRCC

$153,528

$182,299

South Brisbane CRCC

$281,223

$245,707

West Moreton / South Coast CRCC

$341,062

$324,968

North Brisbane CRCC

$410,564

$396,302

SA

North and West Metropolitan CRCC

$212,833

$216,877

Southern Country CRCC

$79,404

$80,913

South and East Metropolitan CRCC

$208,488

$212,450

North and West Country CRCC

$73,981

$75,387

TAS

North West CRCC

$46,906

$47,798

North CRCC

$63,813

$65,026

South CRCC

$110,758

$112,863

VIC

Carer Respite Centre Grampians Region

$77,070

$78,534

CRCC Hume Region

$82,024

$83,583

Gippsland CRCC

$88,750

$90,437

CRCC Loddon Mallee Region

$109,153

$111,227

CRCC - Barwon South Western

$126,821

$129,231

CRCC Northern Metropolitan Region

$261,081

$266,042

CRCC Western Metropolitan Region

$261,081

$266,042

Eastern Metro CRCC

$311,439

$317,356

Carer Respite Centre Southern Region

$422,400

$430,425

WA

Goldfields CRCC

$35,000

$20,220

Great Southern CRCC

$26,240

$15,165

Midwest CRCC

$35,000

$30,330

Wheatbelt CRCC

$26,240

$15,165

South West CRCC

$51,310

$76,836

South West Metropolitan CRCC

$92,731

$90,599

East Metropolitan CRCC

$113,897

$124,353

Kimberley CRCC

$35,000

 

East Metropolitan CRCC - Kimberley area

$30,330

Pilbara CRCC

$35,000

 

East Metropolitan CRCC - Pilbara area

$30,330

South East Metropolitan CRCC

$125,234

$135,474

North Metropolitan CRCC

$159,174

$179,958

 

Respite Services Total

$7,070,764

$7,205,086

 

Information Services Total

$536,000

$553,544

 

Program Total

$7,606,764

$7,758,630