Macdonald applauds Coalition aged-care boost for Kennedy


Queensland-based Coalition Government Senator Ian Macdonald has welcomed the latest announcement of funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) for aged-care service providers in Queensland.

The Coalition Government has allocated $54 million in the first round of funding grants from the total HACC funding pool of $240 million.

"I am delighted to note that $1,084,093.00 has been awarded to aged-care providers servicing communities in and around the Kennedy electorate" said Senator Macdonald.

"Communities in Western Queensland, the Gulf and Cape regions will all benefit from the Government's actions," he said.

"This funding was allocated following a highly competitive applications process the sort of process that under the previous Government often neglected regional Queensland."

"The fact that providers in Kennedy are so well represented in the first round is testament to the Coalition Government's commitment to delivering positive outcomes to the people of Kennedy."

The recipients of grants in and around Kennedy are:

    • Cairns and District Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corp - $300,576.00
    • Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - $118,868.00
    • Community Services Tablelands - $ 50,930.00
    • Eacham Community Health Organisation Inc. $193,918.00
    • McKinlay Shire Council - $ 50,300.00
    • Mt Isa Community Development Ass $ 30,000.00
    • North and West Remote Health Ltd $218,777.00
    • Twin Cities Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corp - $120,724.00


The Commonwealth HACC Program focuses on a range of aged care solutions from at-home care through to high level care in aged care homes.

"I would urge aged care providers in north and west Queensland to contact the department of social services and submit an application for further rounds of funding grants, Senator Macdonald said.

Further information can be found at www.health.gov.au/hacc.

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