- To improve the lives of our most vulnerable people.
$116 million to test different approaches to how we engage with those people who have mild-moderate and severe mental health needs to help build a better picture of client needs and service gaps.
$73 million to support children who are most at-risk of poor life outcomes by providing them services at an earlier age.
$79 million to support those at-risk (outside and within the prison environment) and helping them onto alternative pathways. Including $14 million to reduce youth offending and $33 million for burglary prevention.
$54 million to provide more intensive support and improve access to services. Includes $18 million to increase contraceptive access for women on low incomes.
In May the Prime Minister outlined a new set of 10 Better Public Services targets. The new targets include:
- Improving the literacy and numeracy of children – focusing on higher achievement of students in year 8.
- Reducing the number of hospitalisations for children 12 and under with preventable conditions.
- Having 90 per cent of pregnant women register with a Lead Maternity Carer in their first trimester.