Public statements and comments
Tipping the scales: the Western Australian State Budget 2021-2022 - The COVID pandemic is making island states of us all at the moment, but an unexpected silver lining might be the increased attention to mental health reform that governments are displaying.
Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales 2021 budgets and mental health reform – Collectively these budget announcement demonstrate serious investments in improving mental health services in Australia, along with some disappointments.
Victorian Budget 2021 on the path to recovery - The Victorian Budget’s $3.8 billion commitment is the biggest investment in mental health that I have ever seen.
It is the greatest reform in mental health in Victoria since the deinstitutionalisation of mental health services in the 1980s and 1990s, something some states are still in the process of implementing today.
Federal budget a welcome investment in mental health - The federal government’s $2.3 billion budget commitment to mental health is a welcome first response to the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health.
Royal Commission: A system designed to offer holistic help - What are the key changes the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System has recommended and how will they be achieved? Mind's Manager of Policies and Campaigns Adele Beasley introduces the key themes of the Final Report.
Mental health: the roadmap to recovery is here - The Royal Commission's final report into Victoria's mental health system, released on 2 March 2021, was a watershed moment for so many affected by mental ill-health, and their families and carers.
But now it is time for action. The will and the pathway for foundational change are in place for Victoria's mental health system but we must not let this opportunity slip through our fingers.
Not the last word on mental health - The federal Budget on 6 October 2020 was eagerly anticipated by the mental health sector.
With the Productivity Commission’s report into mental health commissioned by the Federal Government, Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in development and Australia’s first Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health appointed earlier this year, we know that the Federal Government understands that the mental health and wellbeing of our community is a priority both during COVID and beyond.