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Fears opportunity to build world's best mental health system could be squandered

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Mental health advocates say the Government has the chance this year to build the world's best mental health system, but they fear the opportunity could be squandered.

The Government has expected to deliver its response to a major review of the efficiency and effectiveness of mental health services before the May budget. But it only received the review in December and some in the sector are worried the response could be rushed, especially since the new Health Minister Sussan Ley will be pre-occupied with ongoing issues with the GP co-payment.

The chief executive of mental health charity SANE Australia, Jack Heath, spoke to the ABC's Lexi Metherell.


Read more on the ABC AM website.

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