No mother will be left out: Landry

NO YOUNG mother will be left without support, Michelle Landry promised yesterday.

The Federal Member for Capricornia is working to ensure no gaps are left in family services following reports community organisation Girls Time Out will close if Federal Government funding cuts go ahead.

Ms Landry said regardless of whether Girls Time Out received funding or not, those in need would not be abandoned.

She said there was a competitive bidding process for government funding but she would ensure the Central Queensland community was well represented.

"I realise there is a need for it in the community and it's something I will be representing the community for.

"There was a huge amount of organisations that applied for the funding but there is limited funding.

"We're trying to make sure there are no double-ups. We've had a huge review as there were a lot of similar organisations receiving funding and it was getting out of control."

Ms Landry said groups had to apply for funding and if Girls Time Out was unsuccessful, another community organisation would provide a similar service.

Ms Landry said while it was vital to cover all sectors, she would like to see Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga focus on state issues, such as gaining Category C Disaster funding for struggling local businesses.



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