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Distribution of answers submitted by Australian voters.
Yes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services
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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Learn more about Mental Health
Since 2009 federal funding for mental health has increased over the past seven years by $1.5 billion. Australia spends 8% of it’s health budget on mental health services. This is less than the majority of developed countries who spend between 12% and 18% of their budget on mental health. Proponents of more spending on mental health point out that schizophrenia is a major problem in Australia’s Aboriginal communities where it is three times higher than in cities. See recent mental health news
More stances on this issue
No, the atrocious problems with the mental health system come from the industry's internal policies and conventions. We need better mental health care workers and a better mental health care agenda, not a better *funded* mental health care system. 3 years ago from a Green in Parramatta
No, mental health is a government conspiracy. 3 years ago from a Labor in Coburg
It is a subject which is world wide, participate in WHO research, no one nation will fix the issue. 3 years ago from a Green in South Yarra
Yes, Australia should increase federal funding for research on how to prevent mental illness from birth. 3 years ago from a Green in Brisbane
We should be providing a less stressful lifestyle and not get bogged on having both parents working full time so children have to go to childcare. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Wheelers Hill
Increase funding for beds, food, and other voluntary services but abolish detainment and involuntary treatment. 6 years ago from a Green in Adelaide
The disability insurance should cover it. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Perth
They should concentrate on treating mentally ill people as human beings and take away some of the power that the Psychiatrists have to force treatments on people. 6 years ago from a Green in Sydney
Only if it is monitored and we are actually getting results for our dollar as opposed to the current situation where money is thrown at specific issues and nothing seems to change. 6 years ago from a Liberal in Perth