Category Archives: National

Federal Budget 201/14

The Mental Health Council of Australia has described the federal government’s budget as a missed opportunity to continue to build on much needed investment in mental health reform. “If Australia hopes to achieve the Treasurer’s goal of building “a stronger … Continue reading

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Budget Night: What happened for the mental health sector?

Media Release: Commitment to mental Health Reform Continues The 2013-14 Budget underlines the Gillard Government’s commitment to ongoing mental health reform. Building on the Government’s five-year $2.2 billion National Mental Health Reform plan announced in the 2011-12 Budget, initiatives will … Continue reading

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National Contributing Life Project: Have Your Say

The National Mental Health Commission has made a commitment to a regular and independent qualitative survey of people with mental health difficulties and their families/carers. The survey will consider access to services, as well as perceptions and experiences. Work on … Continue reading

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Three more Governments sign up to the NDIS

Disability campaigners today hailed the great leap forward with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (renamed DisabilityCare Australia), as three more agreements were signed off between the federal government and the ACT, the Northern Territory and South Australia. Every Australian Counts … Continue reading

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The 2013 Report Card: where we will shine a light

The Commission announced its focus topics for the 2013 Report Card following its recent meeting in Cairns. This year the Commission will shine a light on the following key themes and issues in each chapter of the 2013 Report Card: … Continue reading

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National Mental Health Commission: 2013 Report Card

The Mental Health Commission have released the themes of the 2013 Mental Health Report Card. For further details: click here To get the latest news from the commission’s March meeting: click here

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 The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) 23rd Annual Conference, ‘Forging the Future’

20 – 23 August 2013 , Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia. Contact Details: Tel:+61 (02) 9810 8700; Fax: +61 (02) 9810  8733; Email: info@themhs.org;  Website: www.themhs.org TheMHS are the organisers of the national Mental Health Service & Media  Achievement Awards Achievement … Continue reading

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NDIS Update 36

The below update is the National Disability Insurance Scheme update 36 Dear Friends The NDIS Bill has passed the House of Representatives with a unanimous vote! We have now moved one step closer to passing the legislation that will establish the … Continue reading

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Other Organisation eNews

VAADA eNews:click here Mental Health Commission: click here Centre of Excellence in Peer Support: click here Vicserv Factsline: click here

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Employment services beyond 2015

Contracts for employment services delivered through Job Services Australia expire on 30 June 2015.  The Government is currently reviewing the existing services to determine the delivery of employment services post-June 2015.  An Issues Paper has been released to commence the … Continue reading

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