• 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).

  • 2023-24 State Budget Submission

    Queensland invests just 4.7 per cent of its mental health funding in community managed mental health NGOs – the lowest of any state or territory in Australia. QAMH is calling for an increase of at least 48 per cent in funding for the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector, as well as more transparency as to how decisions about mental health funding are made. We also urge the government to continue its resolve to explore social prescribing models and move towards implementing a state-wide trial of social prescribing sites.

  • Carer Leave Position Paper Submission

    In this submission to the Productivity Commission, QAMH highlight that an extended unpaid leave entitlement applied to all carers - not just carers of older Australians - under the National Employment Standards will be a useful option in the mix to help more carers balance caring commitments with remaining in work, especially if used in combination with new flexible working arrangements in the Fair Work Act.

  • National Cultural Policy – Submission

    Both here in Australia and internationally, there is a large and rapidly growing body of evidence which demonstrates a strong positive impact of the arts on both mental and physical health, and consequently wellbeing as a whole. Given Australia’s ballooning mental health crisis, we believe that a key opportunity exists to boldly articulate the value of the Arts Sector in creating a Wellbeing Economy to the wider community and position it at the leading edge of cross-sectoral reform and partnerships.

  • The Perceptions and Status of Vocational Education and Training – Submission

    QAMH welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training (the Committee) as part of its Inquiry into the Perceptions and Status of Vocational Education and Training. Our response to this submission explores the challenges and pose some potential solutions in order to attract more students and grow the pipeline into our sector.

  • 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