Federal Budget Summaries

Mental Health Australia recognises and welcomes Federal investment in mental health and suicide prevention. 

 

  • 2020 Federal Budget Summary

    As has been widely reported, tonight’s 2020 Federal Budget is extremely important, occurring at a time of international and national financial instability, driven by the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • 2019 Federal Budget Summary

    Mental Health Australia welcomes initiatives announced in the 2019 Federal Budget, handed down on 2 April 2018. This Budget will see $736.6 million for mental health and suicide prevention in two key areas across 25 specific initiatives over the next seven years.

  • 2018-19 Federal Budget Summary

    Mental Health Australia welcomed measures announced in the 2018-19 Budget, handed down on 8 May 2018. This Budget will see new investments of $338 million for the mental health sector concentrated in the areas of suicide prevention, older Australians and mental health research.

  • 2017 Federal Budget Summary: Federal Budget invites states to close critical gaps in mental health

    The 2017-18 Federal Budget has been welcomed by Mental Health Australia, as it starts to address one of mental health’s most critical issues – gaps in psychosocial support services.

  • 2016 Federal Budget Summary: Mental health needs a national plan to guide reforms

    Tonight’s Budget includes a number of welcome new initiatives for mental health, but leaves ongoing uncertainty about how current reforms will be coordinated and integrated.

  • 2015 Federal Budget Summary

    The Australian Government (the Government) has announced that it will work in collaboration with the states and territories to develop a new national mental health plan.