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Public hearings

Public hearings provide participants with the opportunity to elaborate on their submissions, respond to submissions of others, and to discuss issues with Commissioners. The transcripts of the hearings will be made available publicly on the Commission's website. Any organisation or person can participate, either to appear and discuss their submissions or to observe the proceedings. Read more about public hearings

The Commission invites parties to register their interest in appearing before a public hearing.

Public hearing details

Participant names will be listed on this web page shortly before the scheduled hearing.

A transcript of proceedings will be published below - a week or two after its hearing has been held.

Hearings are scheduled from 9am to 5pm (but this is subject to change).

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Canberra, ACT - 15 November 2019 (Transcript available)

Transcript

Participants

  • Mental Health Australia
  • Mental Health Carers Australia
  • Consumers Health Forum of Australia
  • Early Childhood Australia
  • Perinatal Wellbeing Centre
  • Diana Rendell
  • Colin Hales
  • ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service
  • batyr
  • Mental Health Community Coalition ACT
  • Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform
  • Develop Daily
  • Terry De Luca
  • Julianne Christie
  • Fox Fromholtz
  • Jane Jervis
  • Mary Cormick
  • David Lovegrove
  • Joan Lipscombe

Melbourne, Vic - 18 November 2019 (Transcript available)
[ LIVE STREAM RECORDED ]

Transcript

Participants

  • Dr Ben Goodfellow and Associate Professor Campbell Paul
  • The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)
  • Australasian Sleep Association
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Mind Australia
  • Restart Health Services
  • Launch Housing
  • Eating Disorders Victoria
  • Ann Moir-Bussy
  • Michael Blair
  • Tandem
  • Consortium of Psychiatrists
  • Monash University
  • Andrew Morgan
  • First Step
  • Health and Community Services Union
  • David Clark
  • Tess Reilly-Browne
  • Donna Hansen-Vella
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Community

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Melbourne, Vic - 19 November 2019 (Transcript available)
[ LIVE STREAM RECORDED ]

Transcript

Participants

  • People Power International
  • Mental Health Victoria
  • Beyond Blue
  • Prevention United
  • Vikein Mouradian
  • Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
  • Mental Health Legal Centre
  • Cyber Values.org
  • Australian Music Therapy Association
  • Debra Scott
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Australians for Mental Health
  • Independent Private Psychiatrists Group
  • The ACT of Living
  • Prue Lynch

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Geraldton, WA - 20 November 2019 (Transcript available)

Transcript

Participants

  • HelpingMinds
  • headspace Geraldton
  • Elucidate
  • Cathy Fox
  • Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

Perth, WA - 21 November 2019 (Transcript available)

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Participants

  • Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia
  • HBF Health
  • St Bartholomew's House
  • Sjon Kraan
  • Beyond Words Counselling
  • Patricia Owen
  • Mike Anderson
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia
  • Western Australia Primary Health Alliance
  • John Dallimore
  • Western Australia Association for Mental Health
  • Jay Anderson
  • David Napoli
  • David Hillman
  • Joseph Naimo
  • Michael Finn
  • Jennie Fitzhardinge
  • Hannah McGlade
  • Andris Markovs
  • Pamela Scott-Gale
  • Rebecca James

Sydney, NSW - 25 November 2019 (Transcript available)
[ LIVE STREAM RECORDED]

Transcript

Participants

  • Patricia and Andrew Anderson
  • Suicide Prevention Australia
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Marie Butler-Cole
  • The Financial Services Council and Metlife
  • Being
  • Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA)
  • The Better Health Generation
  • Australian Services Union
  • University of Sydney and The Woolcock Institute of Mental Research
  • School Nurses Australia
  • Orygen
  • New South Wales Council of Social Service
  • headspace Sunshine
  • Vicious Cycle PMDD
  • Mental Health Carers NSW
  • Community Mental Health Australia

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Sydney, NSW - 26 November 2019 (Transcript available)
[ LIVE STREAM RECORDED ]

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Participants

  • Emma Spinks and Ian Thompson
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Jeni Diekman
  • Mitchell Peacock
  • Ron Spielman
  • Scarlett Franks
  • Karen Spielman
  • Mental Health Coordinating Council
  • Alicia Boyd
  • Roger Gurr
  • Grief Journeys Ltd
  • Gita Irwin
  • Grassroots Approach Programs
  • Citizens Committee on Human Rights
  • Andrew Pryor
  • Libby Ducasse
  • Deborah Barit

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Broken Hill, NSW - 28 November 2019 (Transcript available)

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Participants

  • Peter Gough
  • Jodie Callegher
  • Janice Hayman
  • Kayelene Crossing
  • Jo-Anne Cole
  • Dr Ramu Nachiappan
  • Marisa Pickett
  • Maxine Hinton
  • Christy McManus
  • Vanessa Smith
  • Vanessa Latham
  • Glenda Beeston
  • Joanie Sanderson
  • Les White
  • Des Jones
  • Emma Osman

Rockhampton, Qld - 2 December 2019 (Transcript available)

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Participants

  • Queensland Alliance for Mental Health
  • Headspace
  • Anglicare Central Queensland
  • Eating Disorders Queensland
  • Rise Above ACEs Group
  • Triple P International
  • John Pink
  • Robert Wellman
  • Deirdrie Killen

Brisbane, Qld - 3 December 2019 (Transcript available)

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Participants

  • Grow Australia: David Butt
  • Helena Willan
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia: Tony Stevenson
  • Geoffrey Waghorn
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Prof Brett Emerson
  • Christine Newton
  • Tania Murdock
  • Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union: Jamie Shepherd
  • Queensland Council for LGBTI Health: Rebecca Reynolds and Sally Morris
  • Beryl-Ann Anderson
  • Queensland Seafood Industry Association: Eric Perez
  • Kay Cogan
  • Arafmi: Irene Clelland
  • Niall Mclaren
  • Queensland Primary Health Networks: Paul Martin, Stuart Gordon and Lucille Chalmers
  • Stefanie Ross
  • Melissa Costin

Launceston, Tas - 9 December 2019 (Transcript available)

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Participants

  • Sleep Health Foundation
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Caffe
  • Pippa Ross
  • Balancing of Life Counsellors
  • Diana Kube
  • David Asten
  • Tasmanian Life Counselling Pty Ltd
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Mental Health Council of Tasmania
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Caring Fairly
  • Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania
  • Victims of Psychiatrists
  • Abolish Psychiatry Party

Adelaide, SA - Wednesday 5 February 2020 (Upcoming)

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Darwin, NT - Monday 24 February 2020 (Upcoming)

More details coming soon...


Those participants who have registered for other locations in 2020 will be contacted to arrange their participation via phone

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Your details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided them (and to receive updates for the mental health inquiry), read the privacy statement for further information.

Each registered speaker will be allocated a short amount of time in a hearing.

Fill in the form one attendee at a time - you can return to this form to add more people.

Contact Tracey Horsfall by phone 02 6240 3261 or email mental.health@pc.gov.au for any queries regarding this form.

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