In the media

You always have a choice with My Health Record

After 31 January 2019, a My Health Record will be created for everyone who has not opted out of the system. However, the new permanent delete functionality means Australians will always have the choice not to have a record and they can remove all of their data from the My Health Record system. At any time in their lives, they can delete their record and no copy will be kept (23 January 2019). More...

Queensland Health continues robot hospital helper roll-out

Queensland Health is continuing its experimentation with robot assistants, rolling out additional TESA bots to hospitals across the state next month (24 January 2019). More...

Queensland paramedic suffering PTSD claims he was forced to resign

Malcolm Babb has told a federal government inquiry into the mental health of first responders that he was forced to resign from the QAS in April (23 January 2019). More...

Violence prompts Queensland hospital review

Poorly trained security staff at one of Queensland's biggest hospitals aren't able to cope with violent patients and could be dumped amid concerns they are putting nurses in danger (23 January 2019). More...

Published - articles, reports, papers

The social and economic benefits of improving mental health: Issues paper

Productivity Commission: 21 January 2019

The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into the role of mental health in supporting social and economic participation, and enhancing productivity and economic growth. This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the commission is seeking information and feedback.

Response to Submissions - Department of Health - 21 January 2019

Written brief provided in response to submissions to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee - Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 inquiry.