• Recognition of Unpaid Carers Submission

    QAMH and Arafmi welcome the opportunity to provide a joint submission to the Committee Secretary for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (the Committee) to inform the inquiry into the recognition of unpaid carers. Informal carers provide substantial support to people with mental illness. Our submission to this inquiry is informed by consultation with our members, who include people with lived experience of caring for a person experiencing mental health challenges, and organisations representing mental health carers.

  • NDIS Pricing and Payments Submission

    QAMH welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Independent Review Panel on the role of pricing and payment approaches in improving participant outcomes and scheme sustainability. Our comments on how the NDIA can support the development of the sector and build the capacity of providers to deliver high quality supports to deliver high quality supports for Australians with psychosocial disability receiving NDIS funded packages are outlined in this submission.

  • NDIS Review – Building a Strong, Effective NDIS

    While significant progress has been made in attempting to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s response to people with psychosocial disability via the development of the NDIS Psychosocial Disability Recovery-Orientated Framework, significant challenges remain. This submission examines the NDIS model and the challenges it presents in delivering psychosocial disability support and considers the policy and practice implications of these challenges. Finally, the submission offers recommendations for improving psychosocial disability support within the NDIS.

  • NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework Submission

    The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has fostered individual choice and recovery-oriented approaches, as well as opportunities for innovation and collaboration among service providers. Nonetheless, there have also been a wide range of unanticipated outcomes. This submission makes recommendations for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework to ensure the protection, safety, and wellbeing of individuals accessing disability supports and clarify expectations of both registered and unregistered providers delivering psychosocial supports in the NDIS market.

  • Stage 2 Rental Law Reform Submission

    QAMH welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Stage Two Rental Law Reform consultation being led by the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. While QAMH supports the proposed changes to Queensland’s rental laws, we don’t believe that these reforms go far enough. Strong rental protection laws which address rental affordability and security are needed to redress the balance and make renting a fair arrangement, for both renters and owners.

  • ANZSCO Comprehensive Review Submission

    One of the most persistent problems facing the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector is the lack of available information on workforce numbers, demographics, skill base, educational attainment and geographic distribution. In this submission, we ask the Australian Bureau of Statistics to capture occupations relevant to the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing workforce within the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

  • Response to COVID-19 Inquiry
  • Response Paper NDIA Support Coordination Discussion Paper
  • November 2019 QAMH Submission to the Queensland Renting Reform
  • November 2019: Review of the NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee – submission response
  • September 2019: Health Transparency Bill 2019 – submission response
  • May 2019: NDIS Thin Market Consultation – submission response
  • April 2019: Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying – submission response
  • October 2018: Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism – submission response
  • May 2018: Joint Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia
  • 2018-19 State Budget Submission
  • February 2018: Market Readiness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • February 2017: The Provision of Services under the NDIS for People with Psychosocial Disabilities Related to Mental Health Conditions