The chief executive of Hepatitis Australia says Commonwealth money meant
to help Indigenous people deal with hepatitis B has yet to be
Helen Tyrell says that, in August last year, then-health minister
Tanya Plibersek assigned $5.8 million of new funding for the cause.
She says the money was for improved testing, diagnosis and uptake of treatment among Aboriginal people.
But Ms Tyrell says, since the change of government, there has been no sign of when it will be handed over.
Labels: Aboriginals, Australia, Disease Management