Statement on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

We’ve long known Victoria’s mental health system is broken, but today’s interim report is a sobering analysis of how bad the problem has become. The interim report calls for transformation changes to start immediately, noting “Victoria’s mental health system is not just compromised – it is afflicted by systemic failings” (p14). It’s vital the Andrews…

Report details Victoria’s worsening drugs crisis

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report, released this week, has confirmed Victoria under Daniel Andrews has lost control of the state’s drugs crisis. The alarming report highlights: Victoria had the highest estimated average regional consumption of Ice, with consumption increasing approximately 45 per cent between December 2018 and April 2019;…

Grants to boost community safety

  Community groups and councils are being encouraged to apply for Community Safety Fund grants of up to $25,000 for local community crime prevention projects.   The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said the grants, established by the former National-Liberal Government, help not-for-profit community groups and councils deliver projects that prevent crime, improve safety…