Govt goes ‘back to the future’ on mental health: commissioner

Health Minister Sussan Ley told journalists yesterday that the government would take the report to today’s COAG meeting to “revive a national approach”.

She said she was determined to secure national support and establish a “dedicated COAG working group” with “broad stakeholder workshops” and an “intergovernmental approach”.

But speaking to Medical Observer, Professor Ian Hickie, one of Australia’s first mental health commissioners and a co-author of the