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Minutes 30 January, Telepresence

National Mental Health Commission – Review Meeting
Thursday 30 January 2014
Via telepresence, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.


Commission Attendees
Professor Allan Fels AO Chair

Ms Jackie Crowe

Mental Health Commissioner
Mr Robert Knowles AO Mental Health Commissioner
Professor Pat Dudgeon Mental Health Commissioner
Professor Ian Hickie Mental Health Commissioner

Mr Gary Hanson 

Mr Jason Thomson  AIHW
Commission Secretariat (Agency staff)
Ms Georgie Harman Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms Jane Moxon Director Policy, Strategy and Projects

Ms Catherine Lourey

Director, Review and Report Card Development 
Dr Jennifer Plumb  Manager, Review and Report Card Development 
Ms Ashleigh Mills Project Officer, Review and Report Card Development 
Mr Glen Rodden Manager, Review 

Item 1.1 Welcome and Apologies

The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting and noted that future Commission meetings would focus on the Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services . No apologies were noted.

Item 1.2 Register of Interests
Commissioners NOTED and AGREED the Register of Interests would be updated.
Action: Secretariat to circulate the Register of Interests.

Item 1.3 Previous Meeting notes and Actions Arising
Commissioners ACCEPTED the notes for the Commission discussion held via tele-presence in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth and NOTED Actions Arising.

Item 1.4 Review Terms of Reference
Commissioners DISCUSSED the draft Terms of Reference and NOTED that they would be publicly released by the Minister at his discretion.

Item 2.1 National Review – Project Governance and Planning
Commissioners NOTED and DISCUSSED governance and planning processes and the work undertaken to date, including the draft Review Project Plan.

Item 2.2 Preliminary report to the Minister
Commissioners NOTED and DISCUSSED the timeframes for reporting to the Minister and the Minister’s expectations.

Item 2.3 Interim report to the Minister
Commissioners NOTED and DISCUSSED the timeframes for reporting to the Minister.

Item 3 Other work commitments
Commissioners NOTED the update on projects provided by the Director Policy Strategy and Projects and DISCUSSED the 2014 Report Back in lieu of the National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Item 4 Operational matters
Commissioners DISCUSSED the Minister’s expectations on the undertaking of the Review and its report to Government and that this was a task that was to be delivered and governed differently to the Commission’s other business. As such, the Commissioners NOTED that in these circumstances the Commission’s current Operating Principles may not be applied in full to the conduct of the Review.
Commissioners AGREED to a Review meeting schedule for the remainder of the year.

Item 5 Other Business
Commissioners DISCUSSED other business including the implementation of Activity Based Funding and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Commissioners NOTED that the date and location of the next Review Commission meeting will ideally be a face-to-face meeting; date in February to be confirmed.

Tentative dates for meetings:

- Monday, 2 June,
- Thursday, 21 August,
- Monday, 3 November and
- Monday, 24 November 2014.

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