Andrews government pledges royal commission into mental health
The state government has promised a royal commission on mental health if they are re-elected in the upcoming November election.
It’s estimated the Royal Commission would cost $13.2 million, and the terms of reference would be established within the first 100 days of the next parliament.
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Mental Health Minister Martin Foley said it was time for the highest level of scrutiny to shine a light on the mental health system.
“We need a royal commission because over the course of our lives, one in two us will have a mental illness,” he told Tom Elliott.
“During the course of 12 months, one in five of us will have a mental illness.
“If we can bring the highest level of invest that our system allows, a Royal Commission, we can start to make the changes to people’s lives and get better return for our investment, and start to both change lives, and save lives.”
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