Submission to the Mental Health Productivity Commission

February 3, 2020

Being made seven recommendations, across five broad headings, to the Federal Government’s Productivity Commission’s Mental Health draft report, which was released on 31 October, 2019. The main areas of concern Being made recommendations on were: Mental health rights The need for a national consumer peak body for mental health The need for a Mental Health Complaints […]

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Guardianship Act Review – NSW Law Reform Commission’s consultations

August 24, 2016

The NSW Law Reform Commission is reviewing and reporting on The Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). The Attorney General have asked the Commission to see if the laws in NSW on Guardianship need to change. The Guardianship Act allows people who are not able to make decisions for themselves to appoint someone to make these decisions […]

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Senate Inquiry about Indefinite Detention

April 15, 2016

April update on the Senate Inquiry about Indefinite Detention We’ve sent our feedback  to inform the Senate’s Inquiry about Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia. We made comments and recommendations based on the problems we’ve heard from people who have experienced the forensic mental health system. Here are some of […]

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Guardianship Act Review

April update on the Guardianship Act Review We’ve sent our feedback to the Law Reform Commission to inform their review of Guardianship laws in NSW. We’ll be looking to give more detailed feedback about Guardianship laws as the review progresses. To help us do this, we want to learn more about the Guardianship system’s impact on […]

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March update from the BEING Policy Team!

March 10, 2016

The latest from BEING’s Policy Team! Arabic Mental Health Resource Project We’re about to start creating the mental health educational resources. We looked at the feedback from the four focus groups held last month, and decided to create some video resources to address the key issues people raised. By and large, people in the Arabic-speaking community […]

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Submission on NSW Disability Inclusion Plan

July 14, 2015

At the start of 2015, we made a response to the discussion paper on the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan. Under the Disability Inclusion Act passed by the NSW Parliament in 2014, the NSW Government has to put together a plan outlining how it will improve the inclusion of people with disability in NSW. The NSW […]

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A hearing on GP co-payments and other health matters

You might have heard about some of the Federal Government’s proposals around health, such as introducing a GP co-payment. In September 2014, we wrote to the Senate Committee that has been looking into these proposals to raise our concerns. In February 2015, the Senate Committee invited us to go to a hearing to talk further […]

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Responses to BEING’s NSW Election Agenda 2015

Leading up to the NSW Election in March, our policy team was busy raising awareness of the six priorities in our Election Agenda that mental health consumers said the State Government needs to act on: inclusive communities, housing, transport, employment, legal assistance, and mental health education and support for young people. We contacted all members […]

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NSW CAG’s Response to Welfare Review

September 1, 2014

NSW CAG, in partnership with the Mental Health Association, ARAFMI NSW and Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Australia, submitted a joint response on the Interim Report for the Review of Australia’s Welfare System. We wrote about how some of the Interim Report’s suggestions would affect people with a lived experience of mental illness. Our response discussed how the welfare system, including […]

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