Mental Health

30 Nov 2005 questionsarchive

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO regarding community mental health services.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I have a supplementary question. Can the minister advise the council what proportion of recurrent funding for community mental health services is going to non-government organisations?

The Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO:We announced in the last budget that the money I am talking about—the $25 million—was to be used over one, two and three years. We will be looking at future budget projections at the appropriate time.

In relation to other recurrent funding for community groups, various portions of another $10 million were made available.

I probably do have the specifics in front of me, but a good proportion of that was also for community groups.