1506. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:
I refer to my question without notice 1092 regarding 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 a formal offer of this funding now been received?
(2) If no —
(a) why not?
(b) when is it anticipated a formal offer will be received?
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(a) Negotiations are still underway between the WA Department of Health and the commonwealth government for the funding under the Community Health and Hospitals Program announced by the federal government.
(b) It is expected that a formal offer of funding will follow once the negotiation process between the Department of Health and the commonwealth government is complete.