Remote Australian city bridging health resource gap but still has a long way to go

Remote Australian city bridging health resource gap but still has a long way to go

Posted March 24, 2018 07:29:16 Photo: Ashish Agar speaks with Beryl Thomas before she gets minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. (ABC News: Sofie Wainwright) The most remote city in New South Wales is catching up to match or beat the health resources found in larger centres. But experts say it still …

Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Posted March 23, 2018 17:43:26 Photo: The man was shot dead at his Elwomple property, about 100 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. (ABC News: Alina Eacott) The deputy state coroner will examine how SA Police handled a man’s “chronic” and “escalating” mental health condition in the lead-up to a fatal siege …

Tasmanian Labor leader gives shadow health job to newcomer over veteran David O’Byrne

Tasmanian Labor leader gives shadow health job to newcomer over veteran David O’Byrne

Updated March 21, 2018 17:43:49 Photo: Tasmanian Opposition lLeader Rebecca White says her new shadow cabinet demonstrates Labor can transition into government. (ABC News: Rhiana Whitson) Related Story: Tasmania’s new Cabinet gives tough housing job to newcomer Related Story: Controversy-dogged Jacquie Petrusma dumped as Human Services Minister in reshuffle Tasmanian …

Low mental health legal representation in regional Victoria affects patient outcomes, Legal Aid says

Low mental health legal representation in regional Victoria affects patient outcomes, Legal Aid says

Posted March 21, 2018 18:15:42 Victoria Legal Aid has called for improved legal representation for mentally ill patients facing the state’s tribunal over treatment options. The legal service said one of its specialist mental health lawyers in regional Victoria had been covering multiple country towns. Figures from Legal Aid show …