Newsletters / Bulletins
2 February 2017
The politicians are back, parliament sits next week, and already we’ve heard from the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition as they both try to set up the political year. Today we also heard from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare with a headline report which says $8.5 billion was spent nationally on mental health services in 2014/15 – a reported increase of $911 million from 2010/11. As we finalise our pre-budget submission, the AIHW report is a perfect example of why we need the Commonwealth to commit to targets, measures and accountabilities in relation to mental health spending and service delivery..