It’s a busy news day, so… Government axes Lifeline contract.
Yes, we still top the western world on youth suicide. We still have regular stories like this today.
So what does the Government do? Cancel the money that Lifeline uses to train thousands in suicide prevention.
$800,000 – a massive amount to Lifeline and the thousands who’ve needed it, a pittance in the government books. There’s no funding for anything for 6 months, then an untested provider will be used for the training.
This is a government that just sees the price of everything, but can’t even see the value of something that saves so many lives.