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Minutes 20 November 2014, Sydney

National Mental Health Commission Meeting
20 November 2014, Sydney

Attendance

NAMEROLE
Commission Attendees
Professor Allan Fels AO Chair
Mr David Butt Chief Executive Officer and ex-officio Commissioner
Mrs Lucinda Brogden Mental Health Commissioner
Ms Jackie Crowe Mental Health Commissioner

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Mental Health Commissioner

Professor Ian Hickie AM

Mental Health Commissioner
Mr Rob Knowles AO Mental Health Commissioner
Ms Nicole Gibson Mental Health Commissioner
Hon Dr Kay Patterson Mental Health Commissioner
Commission Staff

Ms Catherine Lourey

A/Deputy CEO

Ms Jane Moxon

Director, Policy, Strategy and Projects
Ms Michelle Wheeler A/Director Review and Report Card

Item 1 Welcome and Apologies

Chair Allan Fels welcomed Commissioners and staff. 

Item 2 Preliminaries 

The Register of Interests was tabled.

The Minutes of the Melbourne Commission meeting on 10 November 2014 were APPROVED. Actions arising from the meeting were noted. 

Item 3 Commissioner, CEO & Projects Update

3.1 CEO Update

CEO David Butt provided a verbal update on progress in relation to the Review Final Report. He also advised the meeting that the Minister has proposed to extend the appointments of the Commissioners and CEO and has written to the Prime Minister seeking agreement.

Note: subsequent to this meeting appointments were extended to 31 December 2015.

3.2, 2.3 and 3.4 Review – Final Report Draft

The Commissioners DISCUSSED and AGREED on the approach for the report structure, Volume 1 immediate priorities and recommendations, and findings, directions and approach for Volume 2.

Other Business

There was no other business.

The meeting closed at 3.30pm. 

Next meeting

The next meeting will be held 25 November 2014 to finalise and agree the Review Final Report; to be conducted via tele-presence or tele-conference.

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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