YOUTH FORENSIC MENTAL
1092. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the Morrison government's
pre-election commitment of $14.8 million towards a 10-bed youth forensic mental
health unit in Western Australia.
(1) Has this funding now been
allocated by the commonwealth government?
(2) If yes to (1), how much funding
has been allocated?
(3) Has the state government
allocated any funding towards this project?
(4) If yes to (3), how much?
(5) Where will the unit be
(6) Is it still intended to be a 10-bed
(7) When is the unit anticipated to
The PRESIDENT: You must have
missed my message about concise questions yesterday, member.
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. I note that this was submitted on 18 September, so
the answer is accurate as of that date.
(1) A formal
offer of this funding has not yet been received. The WA Department of Health is
currently negotiating a project agreement for the funding under the Community
Health and Hospitals Program announced by the federal government.
(2) Not applicable.
(4) Not applicable.
(5) This is to be
determined subject to funding being secured, and based on an assessment of
local priorities in consultation with stakeholders.
(6)–(7) To be determined.