The National Mental Health Commission: reviews, report cards and reform

The National Mental Health Commission has been tasked by the Australian Government to undertake an independent review of the mental health system. This review is examining existing mental health services and programmes across all levels of government, and the private and non-government sectors. It is focussing on efficiency, effectiveness, gaps, duplication and unnecessary red tape. It will provide pragmatic advice on how we invest and what we invest in to help …

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Funding for Mental Health in Australia

THE HON PETER DUTTON MP MINISTER FOR HEALTH MINISTER FOR SPORT MEDIA RELEASE  –  FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH The Australian Government has provided $170 million for the continuation of 150 programs as part of its ongoing commitment to mental health. The Minister for Health Peter Dutton said the funding would see the projects continue their work through 2014-15. “It is essential to ensure the continuity for mental health services, suicide …

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Bathurst psychiatrist says changes to local mental health services could be fatal

By Natalie Whiting Posted Fri 22 Nov 2013, 7:08am AEDT There are concerns mental health services in the region could be severely impacted if travel funding for visiting psychiatrists is cut. Bathurst psychiatrist, Doctor Andrew Frukacz, says the Western Local Health District has decided to stop paying for the travel of visiting psychiatrists from December 1. Doctor Frukacz says the changes mean he’ll no longer be able to visit Dubbo …

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