Coalition pledges to boost mental health

BARRY O’FARRELL has committed to spending $30 million on establishing a Mental Health Commission and has promised to quarantine funding for mental health from the overall health budget. Announcing the funding at the Lifeline telephone counselling centre in south-western Sydney, the Opposition Leader said the commission would be modelled on a similar one introduced in Western Australia. ”A Mental Health Commission is needed to drive the necessary reforms to improve …

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