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Inquiring into mental health

October has shone a spotlight on mental health at both the state and national level. First, the federal government announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support national mental wellbeing. A fortnight later, the Victorian Premier promised a royal commission into mental health if re-elected. Read More

Where are the big reforms for state government?

With elections just around the corner in Victoria and NSW, state governments must resist temptations to restrict housing development and promise untested infrastructure projects, says the Grattan Institute. These are just some of the ideas for state reforms contained in its new report. Read More