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Funding support announced for Maayu Mali residential rehabilitation centre

Date posted: 23 March 2016

The Australian Government has announced it will provide $4.5 million over three years for Maayu Mali residential rehabilitation centre, based in the New South Wales (NSW) community of Moree, to meet its operating costs.

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the funding announced today built on the $3 million the Government had already invested in the establishment and operation of the Maayu Mali centre.

'The centre is currently able to provide intensive rehabilitation for up to 18 clients at any one time,' said Minister Scullion. 'The service provides aftercare, relapse-prevention support, outreach and post-residential care. Importantly, the organisation is committed to Indigenous employment and most of the staff employed at the centre are Indigenous Australians.'

Mr Coulton officially opened the Maayu Mali centre in September last year and was very impressed at both the passion of the staff employed at the centre as well as the resolve of the residents there at that time. 'With addiction being such a story of relapse and with the hope of eventual rehabilitation, the assurance of future funding arrangements will give both the Maayu Mali centre and its surrounding communities the security every rehabilitation program requires.'

Source: First Nations Telegraph

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Last updated: 23 March 2016
 
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