Timeline to mental health reform in Victoria
Andrews Government makes an election commitment to hold a royal commission into mental health if re-elected.
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System begins.
ANMF (Vic Branch) provides its written submission to the royal commission on behalf of mental health nurse members.
The royal commission delivers its interim report and nine recommendations. They are all accepted by the Andrews Government.
The Andrews Government establishes Mental Health Reform Victoria to implement the interim recommendations.
The Andrews Government 2020-21 budget includes $868.9 million to implement the interim report’s recommendations.
The final report and recommendations is tabled in Victorian Parliament. The report is five volumes, 3195 pages and has 65 recommendations.
Andrews Government 2021-22 budget invests $3.8 billion to start the rebuilding of the mental health system from the ground up.
The ANMF (Vic Branch) Mental Health Royal Commission Working Group, comprising mental health nurse members and chaired by Assistant Secretary Madeleine Harradence, begins to meet.