Seselja Secures Karralika Funding


On the 10th of June I announced that the Canberra community organisation Karralika will receive half a million dollars in funding from the Abbott Government to ensure their essential frontline community services can continue.



This is fantastic news for Canberra and follows strong representations I have made to Scott Morrison since he became Minister for Social Services. These additional funds will be delivered to ensure Karralika can continue to provide services for families affected by alcohol or drug misuse


Karralika has been providing alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services for families for about 30 years. This funding, for 2 additional years to 30 June 2017, secures the future of critical programmes that support our local community.


Karralika’s initial Federal Government funding application under the Department of Social Services’ New Way of Working for Grants scheme was unsuccessful. However my representations to Minister Morrison subsequently secured the funding under a gap analysis undertaken into the grants scheme by the Minister this year.


I thank the Minister for his strong support. This is good news for Canberrans, particularly for vulnerable families who are battling alcohol or drug issues. These challenges can affect not just families directly affected but also our wider community. That’s why the work that Karralika does is especially important. I am proud to have assisted in providing certainty for Karralika’s rehabilitation services. The funding will beprovided through the Department of Social Services, New Way of Working for Grants scheme




To find out more about Karralika’s services visit


For more information on the Department of Social Services’ New Way of Working with Grants, go to