Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with a Mental Illness

Report and Response

The Committee tabled its report in Parliament for the Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with a Mental Illness on Wednesday 10 October 2012.

Please click on the report cover below to download a copy of the report.

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Chair of the Committee, Ms Georgie Crozier issued the following Media Release regarding the report.

pdf Government Response (51.61 Kb)  was tabled on 17 April 2013.

Content and News

The Committee tabled its final report in Parliament for the Inquiry into Workforce Participation by People with a Mental Illness on Wednesday 10 October 2012.

Chair of the Committee Ms Georgie Crozier MP, issued the following Media Release regarding the report.

Terms of Reference

Received from the Legislative Assembly on 10 February 2011

That under s 33 the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, the Family and Community Development Committee is required to inquire into, consider and report no later than 30 September 2012* on workforce participation by people with a mental illness, and the Committee is asked to consider:

(a) evidence of the low rate of workforce participation of people with mental illness, and the social and economic costs involved;

(b) identification of the barriers that people with mental illness experience in gaining and retaining employment;

(c) the respective roles of, and collaboration between, local, state and Commonwealth governments, business and community organisations in supporting the workforce participation of people with mental illness;

(d) the effectiveness of programs that aim to improve the workforce participation of people with mental illness, including best practice models;

(e) opportunities for tailoring education and vocational training for the needs of people with mental illness;

(f) effective measures to support employers to recruit, employ and retain people with mental illness;

(g) the role of mental health services, and general health and community services in improving the workforce participation of people with mental illness.

* On 07 December 2011 the Legislative Assembly amended the reporting date from 26 November 2011 to 30 September 2012 

pdf Download a PDF version of the above Terms of Reference here 29.48 Kb

Submissions

Submissions to this Inquiry are now closed.

Individuals and organisations that made a submission to this inquiry are listed below:

1.   pdf Mr Philip Endersbee, Executive Chairman, Wilderness Wear Australia (59.12 Kb)

3.   pdf Ms Jennifer Marriner (151.70 Kb)

4.   pdf Name Withheld (122.09 Kb)

6.   pdf Mr Vikein Mouradian (12.23 Kb)

7.   pdf SANE Australia (994.59 Kb)

8.   pdf Geelong Trades Hall and Labour Council 412.53 Kb

9.   pdf Mr Peter Newton 11.16 Kb

10. pdf Ms Brenda Spreadbury 13.16 Kb

11. pdf Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) (50.47 Kb)

13. pdf Name Withheld 11.39 Kb

14. pdf The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (Victoria Branch) (185.00 Kb)

15. pdf Prahran Mission UnitingCare (187.85 Kb)

16. pdf Open Minds (130.77 Kb)

17. pdf Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) (279.37 Kb)

18. pdf Orygen Youth Health Research Centre (379.22 Kb)

19. pdf beyondblue (109.78 Kb)

20. pdf Kardinia Mental Health Services, Salvation Army Geelong (80.68 Kb)

21. pdf Mr Pete Dowe (109.36 Kb)

22. pdf Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) (275.08 Kb)

23. pdf Pathways (209.45 Kb)

24. pdf Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) 328.04 Kb

25. pdf Mr John Gascoigne (165.50 Kb)

26. pdf Victorian Mental Health Carers Network (156.76 Kb)

27. pdf Bendigo Community Health Services (63.78 Kb)

28. pdf VincentCare Victoria (119.58 Kb)

29. pdf Mission Australia (449.84 Kb)

30. pdf Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) (159.10 Kb)

31. pdf National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) (74.47 Kb)

32. pdf Mental Health Community Advisory Group, Peninsula Health Mental Health (21.18 Kb)

33. pdf Associate Professor Jennifer Martin, Social Work, RMIT University (26.00 Kb)

34. pdf Australian Medical Association (AMA Victoria) (785.93 Kb)

35. pdf Australian Network on Disability (AND) (116.90 Kb)

36. pdf Lantern (456.72 Kb)

37. pdf Psychosocial Research Centre (1.45 Mb)

38. pdf Mental Health and Employment Working Group, Barwon South Western (BSW) Region Community Mental Health Planning and Service Coordination Initiative (27.44 Kb)

39. pdf Jesuit Social Services (131.88 Kb)

40. pdf Mental Health Legal Centre (239.54 Kb)

41. pdf Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) (99.83 Kb)

42. pdf Dr Geoff Waghorn (64.04 Kb)

43. pdf Social Firms Australia (SoFA) (274.03 Kb)

44. pdf JobWatch (174.04 Kb)