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Mental well being reforms to support tackle rise in homelessness: wellness minister

Posted December 12, 2015 00:18:ten

Federal Well being Minister Sussan Ley says the Government’s mental wellness reforms could help address the increasing price of homelessness amongst sufferers.

Around 25 per cent of Australia’s homeless population, or 63,000 men and women, reported mental well being concerns, according to new information issued by the Australian Institute of Overall health and Welfare (AIHW).

Mental health sufferers are the quickest growing group of people accessing homelessness agencies across the country, increasing at an typical rate of 12 per cent each year considering that 2011-12.

State and territory governments are responsible for the management of homelessness support solutions, but Ms Ley mentioned Commonwealth-driven reform could help address the concern.

She told the ABC the figures have been concerning.

“1 of the reasons we are reforming the mental health system is to address regions where someone’s condition is impacted by other issues, such as homelessness or drug and alcohol dependency,” Ms Ley stated.

“Beneath the adjustments, Major Overall health Networks will be charged with addressing the urgency and type of care a person may possibly want and making sure the delivery of that care.

“This could incorporate acquiring hold of a local organisation which can help, regardless of whether it’s since they never have somewhere to sleep that night or are at threat of becoming homeless,” she mentioned.

AIHW said that there might be improved reporting of mental wellness issues amongst the homeless population, with agencies indicating that such consumers need longer periods of help than other groups.

Brief-term or emergency accommodation was the principal request of mental health sufferers reporting to specialist homelessness agencies throughout 2014-15, followed by transitional housing and assistance to steer clear of eviction.

Topics: mental-wellness, depression, federal-government, health-policy, homelessness, australia

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‘I don’t give a damn’: Minister defends demerit point rise for mobile use

Posted November 25, 2015 16:35:52

Gay raising penalties for drivers who use mobiles Photo: Drivers who use their mobiles behind the wheel are set to face harsher penalties. (AAP: Nikki Quick)

NSW Road Minister Duncan Gay has said he is being “deliberately difficult” in raising demerit points for drivers caught using mobile phones.

And this year, for the initial time, the State Government will incorporate mobile telephone offences in the double-demerit penalty period over Christmas and New Year.

Individuals caught speaking on a mobile telephone or texting while driving from the December 24 to January three will shed six points.

From subsequent year, the regular penalty for mobile phone offences will improve from 3 to four demerit points.

“Subsequent year, when it jumps to four points, it’ll be eight points when you happen to be caught (throughout the double-demerit period),” Mr Gay stated.

“Now you might feel this is a bit tough, I don’t give a damn. We’re deliberately generating it challenging.”

Get Your Hand Off It a accomplishment: Gay

Mr Gay stated the Get Your Hand Off It campaign had been a accomplishment.

Police figures showed the quantity of fines issued had dropped from 52,000 to 32,000 since the campaign started along with a fine boost to $ 319.

“That is why we’re going to the subsequent step – 32,000 is nevertheless as well many, and as we drive around we nonetheless see as well many carrying out the wrong issue.”

Bernard Carlon from the Centre for Road Safety mentioned a driver was 20 times far more probably to crash if they had been texting whilst driving.

“Travelling at 60kph, you can travel 33 metres in two seconds blind if you are searching at your phone,” he mentioned.

“At one hundred kilometres per hour if you have your eyes off the road, you travel the length of an Olympic swimming pool.”

He reminded L-platers and P1 drivers that they could not use a telephone while behind the wheel.

Mr Carlon mentioned the road toll had lowered by one particular-third over previous double-demerit point periods.

There have been 317 deaths on the road this year, which is 34 far more than at the identical time last year.

Subjects: road, state-parliament, nsw, australia

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