Monthly Archives: August 2011

Senate Submission

National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum submission – submitted to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Enquiry into Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health Services. Extract from Submission::It will be imperative that the budget initiatives: support the implementation of … Continue reading

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Suicide in Australia

Suicide in AustraliaKey points In Australia, 2132 deaths were as a result of suicide in 2009—six deaths per day.[1] Even though suicide deaths are relatively small (out of a total of 140 760 registered deaths), it is a leading cause … Continue reading

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Local Government Areas and Statistical Local Areas in electoral divisions

Background Note from Austrlaian Parliamentery LibraryIntroduction This Background Note provides two concordances. One concordance lists the proportion of people in each Local Government Area (LGA) that fall within each Commonwealth electoral division while the other concordance lists the proportion of … Continue reading

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Caring for Older Australians Public inquiry

Caring for Older Australians Public inquiry This inquiry has concluded. The final report was released on 8 August 2011. In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission had developed options for further structural reform of the aged care system so it can meet … Continue reading

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National Forum – Mental Health – Coordinated Care

On Thursday 11 August 2011, both Keiran Booth and myself (Warren Jenkins) attended  a Forum, conducted by the Mental Health Council Australia (MHCA), as part of a discussion of how to implement some of the federal government’s new budget initiatives … Continue reading

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National Carer Strategy

For the first time, Australia has a National Carer Strategy – the second element of the Australian Government’s National Carer Recognition Framework.  Along with the Carer Recognition Act 2010, the National Carer Strategy strengthens our commitment to recognise and respond to … Continue reading

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Disability Care and Support Inquiry

Disability Care and Support Inquiry report This inquiry report was released on 10 August 2011. More about the Disability Care and Support inquiry Download summaries of the report Download:: Overview booklet – Disability Care and Support (PDF – 1057 Kb) … Continue reading

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Framework for Recovery-oriented Practice

The Victorian Department of Health has released, August 2011, The Framework for Recovery-oriented Practice. The framework identifies the principles, capabilities, practices and leadership that should underpin a recovery-oriented approach to mental health service delivery. See also: Warren Jenkins submission on … Continue reading

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Senate Submission – Carers

National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum Submission submitted to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Enquiry into Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health Services.Extract::It will be imperative that the budget initiatives: support the implementation of the Fourth National Mental … Continue reading

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