Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

Life Education welcomes ALP funding commitment

Life Education Australia Chief Executive David Ballhausen today welcomed a pre-election commitment of $2 million over the next five years from the Australian Labor Party.

The Hon Tanya Plibersek and Jim Chalmers MP celebrate the news with Browns Plains students

We are grateful for any funding that allows us to ensure our children have the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and healthy choices.

Life Education Australia CEO David Ballhausen

"Since its inception, more than 6 million Australian students have benefited from Life Education’s program.

"Statistics show us that health messages are getting through to our younger generations: rates of smoking and alcohol and drug use among Australian teenagers are on the decline.

“But there is still work to do. Alcohol still remains the most dangerous drug in society, more than a quarter of Australian children are overweight or obese, and bullying and online safety are huge concerns for parents and teachers.

“As a not for profit organisation, the combined support we receive from all levels of government, corporate and community partners, donors and volunteers is vital to the growth and sustainability of our work.

“We are delighted that our work is recognised as crucial to the future health of young Australians.”