7 July 2016
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.
27 April 2016
Mental Health Australia made two submissions on the draft Commissioning Framework for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building. The first submission...
13 April 2016
Mental Health Australia’s submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency on their Personal Care and Community Participation 2016/17 Price Review.
26 March 2015
This brief for members of Mental Health Australia highlights the key points of a consultation paper recently released by DSS on the proposed NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Further information is available at https://engage.dss.gov.au/ndis-qsf/ . Submissions can be made online by 5pm on 30 April 2015.
16 March 2015
Mental Health Australia raises significant concerns about the NDIS ‘Information, Linkages and Co-ordination’ (Tier 2). Significant more information is required before stakeholders can form a proper view.
4 July 2014
The MHCA has responded to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Discussion Paper into its Inquiry into Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws. The MHCA broadly supports the ALRC’s proposals regarding supported decision-making, but is disappointed that more specific recommendations about mental health and insurance have not been made.
4 March 2014
The MHCA is keen to hear from consumers and carers about your knowledge and experiences with Australian Government Disability Employment Services via a short online survey. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and people who wish to discuss their experiences with Disability Employment Services with us in greater detail can elect to do so by providing their contact details. Otherwise the survey can be completed anonymously.
18 February 2014
In this joint submission, the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum and the MHCA discuss human rights and equal recognition before the law for people with mental illness and psychosocial disability. The submission makes a series of recommendations about nationally consistent approaches to legal capacity, supported decision-making, advance care planning, mental health legislation and restrictive practices.
7 February 2014
The central principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of consumer choice and control go to the heart of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into equality before the law of people with disability. In this submission, the MHCA outlines concerns around equal recognition for people with psychosocial disability through the NDIS, including in relation to scheme design, service quality and safeguards, and supported decision-making.
1 February 2013
The MHCA is committed to the development of program funding for people with a disability and considers the Regulation Impact Statement a key document in the development of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. However, this needs to be made accessible to a wide audience for consideration and needs to consider disability services for people with psychosocial disability related to mental illness.