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.


Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) Questions 3-5

In this submission, one of six concerning a review of the Act, MHCC proposed that the inclusion of ‘rights’ is the crucial safeguard, especially in situations where it is not possible to determine ‘ will and preference’ the default position must be to consider the human rights relevant to the situation as the guide for the decision to be made.

September 2016


Recovery and Resources Program

A submission at the request of MHCC member organisations to share with the Mental Health Director – NSW Ministry of Health, and with the aim to problem solve, concerns related to the Recovery and Resources Program (RRSP). MHCC is advised that RRSP funding is to be subsumed into the new Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports (CLS) initiative.

April 2016


Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW): Preliminary submission

MHCC suggest that review of the GA consider the development of laws with a stronger human rights focus. Particularly in the US and Canada new adult guardianship laws have emerged to protect the rights of people with decision-making disabilities, including those with psychiatric impairment.

March 2016