Submissions

Submissions by MHCC on behalf of members and the sector

In consultation with the sector, MHCC responds to policy and legislative reform through submissions to both State and Commonwealth governments, departments and human service agencies.

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Maximising the participation in guardianship proceedings: Draft guidelines

In general MHCC supported draft Guidelines that aim to maximise participation of the represented person in Australian Tribunals. Whilst the Guidelines are written for Tribunal Members, they also need to be clear to participants and their support persons. Tribunal Members need to know who can provide support to the participant prior to a hearing and whose role it is to ensure this is offered.

December 2018

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Department of Justice: Review of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

MHCC responded to review of section 12 of the Disability Inclusion Act which requires public authorities to develop a Disability Inclusion Action Plan, to ensure people with disability have access to Department of Justice services and full participation in the community. MHCC supports the rights of people with disability to participate in society, access information, live free from violence and to have diverse needs respected.

September 2018

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NSW Law Reform Commission: Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW): Draft Proposal – Establishment of a Public Advocate in NSW and the role of Community Advocacy

MHCC is one of many organisations and agencies that thoroughly endorse the need to establish a Public Advocate to respond to matters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable people in community mental health and human service settings, and highlighted the vital and complimentary role community advocates play.

February 2018

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Inquiry into the Management of Health Care Delivery in NSW

Following an earlier submission to the Inquiry of 6 March 2017, MHCC took the opportunity to provide an update on relevant changes that occurred during the intervening six months affecting our original comments. Discussion mainly centred on the utilisation of the National Minimum Date Set which will enable the CMO sector to review of its role and capacity to sustain quality outcomes.

October 2017

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