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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)

Transcript

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

View live stream recording on Youtube

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

Transcript

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

View live stream recording on Youtube

Broken Hill, NSW - 28 November 2019 (Held)

Transcript

Coming soon

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 (Held)

Transcript

Coming soon

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 - Tuesday 3 December 2019 (Held)

Transcript

Coming soon

Participants

  • Grow Australia
  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
  • Inspired Therapies
  • Geoffrey Waghorn
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Christine Newton
  • Australian Association of Psychologists
  • Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union
  • Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (formerly Qld Aids Council)
  • Beryl-Ann Anderson
  • Queensland Seafood Industry Association
  • Kay Cogan
  • Arafmi
  • Queensland PHNs
  • Niall Mclaren
  • Stefanie Ross

Launceston, Tas - Monday 9 December 2019 (Observers only)

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This hearing is full but is still taking registrations from people who wish to observe proceedings only. If you'd like to discuss a submission or talking points with Commissioners - please consider registering at another location or for the phone option.

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Launceston Conference Centre [View map]
50 Glen Dhu Street
South Launceston

Adelaide, SA - 5 February 2020 (Upcoming)

More details coming soon...

Darwin, NT - 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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