Newman takes axe to womens' health
QUEENSLAND Health will wind down some of Family Planning Queensland's funding tied to women's reproductive health, in a move the organisation warns will hamper preventative health measures.
A list issued by Queensland Health on Friday afternoon shows the department will also wind up grant funding to other groups that run "healthy lifestyle" programs in various parts of the state, along with sponsorship of a mental health advocacy body.
These are among 24 projects that will be provided with an additional three months of funding from July 1 but will be expected to wind up reliance on grant funding after that.
On this list is a grant to Family Planning Queensland with the description "women's reproductive health services".
A spokesman for Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said this did not mean all of Family Planning Queensland's funding was being withdrawn; just a specific grant.
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