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Mental health royal commission timeline

Mental health royal commission timeline

Timeline to mental health reform in Victoria

October 2018

Andrews Government makes an election commitment to hold a royal commission into mental health if re-elected.

March 2019

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System begins.

July 2019

ANMF (Vic Branch) provides its written submission to the royal commission on behalf of mental health nurse members.

November 2019

The royal commission delivers its interim report and nine recommendations. They are all accepted by the Andrews Government.

February 2020

The Andrews Government establishes Mental Health Reform Victoria to implement the interim recommendations.

November 2020

The Andrews Government 2020-21 budget includes $868.9 million to implement the interim report’s recommendations.

March 2021

The final report and recommendations is tabled in Victorian Parliament. The report is five volumes, 3195 pages and has 65 recommendations.

May 2021

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.