MEDIA RELEASE - $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL INDIGENOUS HEALTHCARE - 30 MARCH 2021

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PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY 

 

PAUL EDBROOKE MP

STATE MEMBER FOR FRANKSTON

 

$2 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL INDIGENOUS HEALTHCARE

 

Local indigenous healthcare provider First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing will receive almost $2 million in funding to expand their operations and reach more people in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.  

Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP and State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke MP yesterday met with First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing to congratulate them on their additional funding and recognise their important work in the local community.

“The City of Frankston is home to one of the fastest growing indigenous populations in Victoria. This funding will allow First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing to continue their crucial work and expand their local services” Ms Murphy said.

“I’m proud to have lobbied the Federal government for this additional funding”

“This is a terrific local organisation making a big difference in the lives of our first nations’ people. I am delighted that they are receiving this extra funding” Mr Edbrooke said.

CEO of First People’s Health and Wellbeing, Karinda Taylor says the additional funding will improve local healthcare.

“This will ensure that first nations’ people are provided with culturally safe services that meet the health and wellbeing needs of local communities” Ms Taylor said.

The $1,949,427 in funding is allocated through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme and will fund service expansion and minor capital costs until 2023.

First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing will continue to deliver their services in Station St, Frankston.

 

DATE: 30 MARCH 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: DYLAN STEED 9781 2333

Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.