Open Letter to PM Tony Abbott signed by
72 Mental Health Organisations 23 Mar
"We, the undersigned, are writing to implore the Australian Government to take urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs for Australians who live with mental illness, and those who care for them.
Right now, hundreds of contracts for community based mental health services and programs funded by the Department of Health are due to end 30 June 2015..." download the PDF... (PDF 2.7MB)
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March 24, 2015 Sophie Scott - ABC
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