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Government Policies

Learn what the current federal government policies are on mental health and support for people with mental illness and their carers and families.

Mental Health Acts Around Australia
Advocacy - How To Engage Your MP

Mental Health Acts around Australia

Each state and territory has its own set of laws around mental health issues, click on the links below to see each state's legislation.

ACT Mental Health Act (Treatment and Care) (1994)
NSW Mental Health Act (2007)
NT Mental Health and Related Services Act (2002)
QLD Mental Health Act (2000)
SA Mental Health Act (1993)
TAS Mental Health Act (1996)
VIC Mental Health Act (1986)
WA Mental Health Act (1996)

 How to engage your MP

MIFA President Rob Knowles' presentation on government lobbying is a great starting place for all future activists.

Click here to download it.

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