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Question Without Notice No. 811 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 October 2021 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS — CARING FOR COUNTRY—CARING FOR SELF PROGRAM

811. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the joint ministerial media statement titled ''Support for Aboriginal youth through 'caring for country—caring for self' program'' released on 17 August 2021 regarding the introduction of a new pilot program aimed at supporting the development of Aboriginal youth.

(l) Has the pilot already commenced; and, if not, when is it expected to begin?

(2) What is the duration of the pilot program and where is it being delivered?

(3) What is the total amount of funding allocated to deliver the pilot program?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes. The pilot commenced on 19 July 2021.

(2) The duration of the pilot is 12 months. It is being delivered in Northam and is servicing the surrounding areas in the wheatbelt.

(3) The total amount of funding is $244 200, including GST.