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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more