13 HELP - LIFELINE TO LAUNCH DEDICATED BUSHFIRE RESPONSE PHONELINE

Today, Lifeline welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.5 Million in funding for ’13 HELP’ - a new dedicated Lifeline phoneline for people in bushfire affected communities. Since December last year, Lifeline has recorded a 10% increase in calls to its 13 11 14 service, with call volume spiking at over 14% on some days.