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    This week is missing person’s week with a focus on dementia. Also in this week we discuss the Disability Employment Australia Conference, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, our Submission to the McClure Review of the welfare system, the recent National Mental Health Leaders Workshop and the conference funding program.

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    In this week’s update you can read about progress with the NDIS Capacity Building Project and the recent National Employment Services Conference. The National Welfare Rights Network is calling for people who may be affected by proposed changes to the DSP to share their stories and the MHCA is calling for contributions to the next edition of our bi-monthly magazine, Perspectives.

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    This week read about our Board Meeting, a bid for DSS funding, the COTA forum, NATSILMH , the SPA National Conference and our income support survey.

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    This week’s update discusses our proposals for DSS funding, a presentation to the Associations Forum National Conference, a meeting of the Consumer Reference Group on the establishment of a new consumer peak organisation and the welfare review.

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    In this week’s update read about the future of Primary Health Organisations - the replacement for Medicare Locals and our meeting with ACOSS and other organisations to discuss the welfare review. Also, the MHCA is calling for consumers and carers to tell their stories about their experiences with the welfare system via a short survey.

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    In this week’s update read our summary of key issues for the mental health sector arising from the recently released McClure Report into Australia’s Welfare System, an address from the outgoing Disability Discrimination Commissioner and a quick review of the Social and Economic Outlook Conference.

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    Read our latest submission to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review. Also discussed it the formation of NATSILMH , a meeting of the National Complex Needs Alliance and Activity Based Funding

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    In this week’s update read about the Heads Up campaign for mentally healthy workplaces, input into the Federation White Paper process, the Parliamentary Friends of Mental Health and the launch of e-Mental Health in Practice.

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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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