Mental Health Australia presented its 2017 pre-Budget submission to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Minister for Health and Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health at the 2017 Parliamentary Advocacy Day in March.
The submission highlights that implementation of the NDIS has presented a range of policy and operational issues for people with psychosocial disability. It makes recommendations for addressing the issues described in the submission.
The Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) has commissioned the Nous Group to undertake a review to identify how AHMAC can modernise, strengthen and rationalise Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks.
Mental Health Australia releases its submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill, focusing on government proposals to remove DSP from certain people in psychiatric detention.
Mental Health Australia and Community Mental Health wrote to the COAG Disability Reform Council urging them to include mental health specific terms of reference in the 2017 Productivity Commission review of the NDIS.