The Liberal National Government is investing $400,000 to deliver a mobile treatment and rehabilitation day program for Indigenous people on the Gold Coast.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, and Gold Coast Minister, Karen Andrews, said this investment will improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians living on the Gold Coast.
Minister Scullion said that everything the Coalition had delivered since coming to office was delivered in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and designed to help close the gap in disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
“We have ensured that the priorities and needs of Indigenous communities have been at the centre of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).
“Importantly, 60% of the organisations we are funding are Indigenous organisations, compared to only 30% at the start of the IAS. We are committed to this because we know Indigenous organisations are best placed to deliver these services and are more likely to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Minister Andrews was pleased to announce the additional funding for Lives Lived Well.
“Through the IAS, we are investing in local projects across our priority areas of school attendance and education, employment and business development and community safety.
“I am proud to be supporting these vital programmes which demonstrate the Liberal National Government’s commitment to working with First Australians.
“The projects we are investing in will deliver a mobile treatment and rehabilitation day program to provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment for Indigenous people on the Gold Coast”.