Christine Milne AO has been a social justice and environmental activist all her life both in Tasmania and around the world.
Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health 2019
We are calling for a national plan to address the systemic issues that drive youth homelessness and greater investment in affordable housing and social housing.
As we move into the election period, we hope there will considered thought on the massive contributions to GDP volunteering provides and the need to strategically invest in this workforce to ensure government programs are safely and appropriately supported.
The balance of funding is slowly tipping the scales toward prevention and early intervention when in the past this was only a very small proportion of the overall mental health budget.
It continues to be disappointing that the government refuses to listen to the chorus of voices calling for an increase to Newstart allowance. This refusal condemns countless children to abject poverty.
There was nothing new for Tasmania from this Budget for the alcohol and drug sector.
New aged care initiatives announced last night included funding certainty for the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and $2.6 million to support the implementation of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy.
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