This Budget delivers $20 million for additional breast cancer screening across new and existing services – and $1.2 million for catch-up vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus for young Victorians to prevent and detect early common cancers affecting women.
We are also investing to support better outcomes for people experiencing substance abuse and addiction. This includes $36 million to construct a 30-bed Alcohol and Other Drugs residential facility in Mildura, building the capacity to provide specialised care for Victorians in need.
This Budget also invests $8.3 million for the Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program to better connect with Aboriginal organisations, so families have the choice of accessing MCH services at their local Aboriginal community-controlled organisation.
Reviewed 29 April 2022