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QMHC Act review


A review of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 is being undertaken by Queensland Health.

The review is a requirement of the Act under section 56:

The Minister must review the effectiveness of this Act as soon as practicable after the end of 3 years after the commencement of the Act (that is after 30 June 2016).

As soon as practicable after finishing the review, the Minister must table a report about its outcome in the Legislative Assembly.

Issues raised

A summary of issues raised by stakeholders (PDF, 180KB) has been prepared by the Commission and brought to the attention of the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

The review will be overseen by a Steering Committee. Steering Committee members include:

  • Mr Mark Tuohy, Director, Office of Health Statutory Agencies, Queensland Health (Chair)
  • Professor John Allan, A/Executive Director, Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Queensland Health
  • Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck, A/Mental Health Commissioner
  • Mr Kingsley Bedwell, Member, Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
  • Ms Kyla Hayden, Senior Director, Social Policy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet


Last updated 20 February 2017


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