Govt urged to release ‘secret’ ATAPS data

The Department of Health has come under fire for hiding whether a multimillion-dollar psychological care program is succeeding in reaching those at most need.

Debate over the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program has reignited since it emerged a $31 million boost in its funding last financial year reached 14,000 fewer socioeconomically disadvantaged patients than the targeted 27,900, according to the department&