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    Our policy team have been working hard this week following the Senate Estimates Hearings to find out more details surrounding some of the recent budget announcements. We also send our congratulations to Michael Burge and Alan Rosen who both received awards in this year’s Australia Day honours.

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    Welcome to the first edition of Perspectives! In this first edition, our feature article focuses on the NDIS and how critical it is to get the design of the scheme right in order to support those with a psychosocial disability. Our members have also contributed articles discussing a range of issues including suicide prevention in the LGBTIQ community, trauma informed care, the role of pharmacists in mental health, a ‘whole of community’ response to mental health, employment and education opportunities for young people and research priorities in psychosis.

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    We have been learning more details about the recent Budget announcements and this week’s update gives you a run down on some that will impact on our stakeholders. Also discussed is the NDIS Capacity Building Project, our change to name to become Mental Health Australia, the launch of Perspectives and the release of two Advocacy Briefs from the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum.

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    In this week’s update read our response to the recent media coverage of people on the Disability Support Pension. Also discussed is our recent Board meeting, Minister Dutton’s speech to the National Press Club, an update on the NDIS project and consumer and carer projects at the MHCA.>/p>

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    There are a lot of misconceptions about people who access the Disability Support Pension and in this week’s update we provide the real facts. You can also read about the NMHCCF and National Register Annual Issues Workshop, changes to DSS Grants and our welcome to three new member organisations.

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    In this week’s update read about the Federal Budget, the Day to Day Living Program and the Mental Health Conference Funding Program.

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    Tonight’s budget has seen the Government meet its pre-election commitments to mental health, but it has also seen some very substantial changes to programs which, over time, are likely to have a very direct impact on people who experience mental illness. We will do more analysis as the week progresses and will be included in the Friday update, but here is our initial summary of the budget night announcements as they stand.

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    In this week’s update read about the National Mental Health Leaders Project, the welfare system review, NDIS workshops, a meeting of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance and World Mental Health Day.

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    In this week’s update read about the Commission of Audit’s report, the National Mental Health Commission’s Review and the Consumer Reference Group’s monthly update.

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    In this update read about the MHCA’s NDIS proposal, CONGO, access to PHaMs in trial sites, organisational readiness workshops, grants for disability support organisations, development of an NDIS workforce strategy, national standards for disability services, quarterly reports from the NDIA and updated operational guidelines.

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