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Integral to the One Door Mental Health’s role as an advocate is to provide constructive advice, solutions and directions to the Federal Government, which includes lodging formal submissions to consultations and inquiries.
Here you can find submissions One Door Mental Health has made to Federal Government, agencies and other inquiries.
This letter is a response to the Federal McKinsey NDIS Pricing Review. The letter seeks to identify pricing issues in the NDIS affecting One Door Mental Health and the sector more widely. ODMH calculations confirm that the base level of reimbursement to people servicing those with psychosocial disability is too low to sustain safe and effective service delivery.
For more information see: https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/independent-pricing-review
To read One Door’s submission: NDIS McKinsey pricing review.pdf (PDF 211.3KB)
This submission seeks to explore the various issues that contribute towards the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and regional Australia. Issues canvassed include rates of mental illness in rural and regional Australia, rates of suicide, and reasons for lack of service use. OCMH advocates for more inclusive, effective and targeted mental health services for people living in rural and regional areas.
For more information see: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/MentalHealthServices
To read One Door’s submission: One Door Mental Health submission rural and remote (PDF 846.6KB)
This submission seeks to explore the various issues raised by market readiness of the mental health support sector for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In particular, the document canvasses issues such as ongoing issues of cost estimation and pricing on the development of the market, the role of the NDIA as market steward, and clarification around the merging market. ODMH recommends significant changes in procedure and culture around market readiness for mental health service organisations like One Door.
For more information see: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme/MarketReadiness
To read One Door’s submission: One Door NDIS Market Readiness Submission (PDF 784.9KB)
This submission is a response to the Productivity Commission’s position paper, which outlines the Commission's early thinking on NDIS costs. The purpose of this submission is to provide feedback on the Commission's preliminary conclusions, and on any additional issues that should be considered before the public release of the final study report.
For more information see: www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/ndis-costs/terms-of-reference
To read One Door’s submission: 12072017 One Door Mental Health PC NDIS Costs response (PDF 512.3KB)
Inquiry into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel including the reasons why Australian veterans are committing suicide at such high rates, claims and administration, level of compensation payments.
For more information see: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/VeteranSuicide
To read One Door’s Submission: 16062017 Veteran Suicide One Door Mental Health (PDF 589.6KB)
A new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework has been developed to ensure that all NDIS participants can access high quality and safe supports. One aspect of the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework is a new NDIS Code of Conduct, which aims to protect the rights of people living with a disability. :
For more information: https://engage.dss.gov.au/ndis-code-of-conduct-consultation/
To see One Door’s Submission: 20062017 One Door Submission NDIS Code of Conduct (PDF 575.4KB)
As part of the Committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Joint Standing Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.
For more information see: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme/MentalHealth
To read One Door’s Submission: One Door Submission NDIS Committee 2017 (PDF 300.2KB)
The Commission sought information on the sustainability of scheme costs, jurisdictional capacity, cost pressures (including wages pressures), changes in the agreed escalation parameters, whether efficiencies have been achieved, the impact on mainstream services, and the most appropriate levers to manage any potential cost overruns.
For more information: http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/ndis-costs/terms-of-reference
To see One Door’s Submission: PC NDIS Costs One Door submitted (PDF 309.6KB)
One Door submitted a proposal to Treasury for the pre-Budget submissions process outlining the suggestions for the best investments to improve mental health outcomes of Australians.
To see One Door’s Submission: SFNSW pre-budget 2017-18 (PDF 272.9KB)
The Government sought ideas on how to help people who may be at risk of being on welfare for the long term to find, retain and flourish in long-term employment. Priority groups for this cycle are young carers at risk of long-term unemployment.
For more information see: https://engage.dss.gov.au/
To read One Door’s Submission: 31012017 SFNSW submission to DSS TTL idea (PDF 152.9KB)
The Disability Employment Services (DES) program plays an important role in supporting people with disability to gain employment in the open labour market. The Disability Employment Taskforce is reviewing the disability employment framework and has sought feedback from the disability sector to inform possible changes to DES, to come into effect in 2018.
For more information see: https://engage.dss.gov.au/disability-employment-services-reform/
To read One Door’s Submission: 2016 Dec Disability Employment Services SFNSW Submission (PDF 748KB)
One Door submitted suggestions on the draft Service Delivery Model for a proposed new integrated carer support service system. The draft Service Delivery Model proposes a new integrated carer support service system that outlines both the types of services and how those services are suggested to be delivered in a future model.
For more information see: https://engage.dss.gov.au/a-new-integrated-carer-support-service-system/
To read One Door’s Submission: 2016 Dec Integrated Carer Services SFNSW Submission (PDF 496.5KB)
One Door was co-signatory on a letter, along with a diverse partnership of representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations and disability peak bodies, calling for stronger engagement with people with disability and our organisations in all aspects of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
To read the letter: DPOA NDIS Civil Society Statement 1216 Full V1 (PDF 823.7KB)
The Fifth National Mental Health Plan (Fifth Plan) seeks to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort over the next five years, from 2017 to 2022.
For more information see: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-fifth-national-mental-health-plan
To read One Door’s Submission: 20161125 Fifth National MH Plan SFNSW Submission (PDF 550.3KB)
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce is considering how the more than 5,700 items on the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice and improve health outcomes for patients.
For more information see: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mbsreviewtaskforce
To read One Door’s Submission: 20161031 MBS review mental health items Submission (PDF 233.8KB)
The Commission consulted on how to apply increased competition, contestability and informed user choice to thehuman services sector. The Human Services sector covers a diverse range of services, including health, education and community services, for example job services, social housing, prisons, aged care and disability services.
For more information see: http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/human-services/reforms#draft
To read One Door’s Submission: 20161027 SFNSW PC submission human services (PDF 231.4KB)
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) undertook a consultation process in developing the Consensus Statement for Essential Elements for Recognising and Responding to Deterioration in a Person's Mental State.
For more information see: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/recognising-and-responding-to-clinical-deterioration/implementing-r-and-r-systems/the-national-consensus-statement/
To read One Door’s Submission: 16092016 National Consensus Statement Submission SFNSW (PDF 176.7KB)
One Door Mental Health is a service provider located across NSW and the ACT. As such, our role as an advocate also includes contributions to state and territory policy.
Here you can find submissions One Door Mental Health has made to State Government, agencies and other inquiries.
This submission is a response to the NSW call for input on the Department of Justice Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The purpose of the submission is to identify ways people with disability can be better integrated into the Department of Justice. ODMH advocates for a cultural change regarding the employment and inclusion of people with psychosocial disability in the NSW Department of Justice.
For more information see: https://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Pages/lpclrd/lpclrd_consultation/disability-inclusion-action-plan-consultation.aspx
To read One Door’s Submission: One Door Mental Health DOJ Disability Inclusion submission Oct 2018 (PDF 601.4KB)
This submission explores the various issues raised by implementation of the NDIS and disability services more broadly in NSW. The submission canvasses issues of administration, workforce, market function and issues for people with psychosocial disability ineligible for the NDIS. The experience of One Door Mental Health suggests that the National Disability Insurance Scheme has proven to be a heavily qualified success in providing choice and control for people with psychosocial disability, and that PWD not eligible for NDIS may fall through the gaps.
For more information see: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2496
To read One Door’s Submission: One Door NSW NDIS submission Jul 2018 (PDF 957.9KB)
This review considers legislation, policy, clinical governance and oversight, principles and practice are consistent and adequate in relation to the seclusion, restraint and observation of mental health consumers in NSW Health facilities.
For more information see: www.health.nsw.gov.au/patients/mentalhealth/Pages/terms-of-reference.aspx
To read One Door’s Submission: 19072017 NSW Inquiry Seclusion and Restraint (PDF 552.4KB)
This inquiry explores how the current delivery system performs against measurable targets. Topics covered include performance reporting framework, data collection, the provision of performance information to patients, clients, health providers and health system managers, if the current framework drives improvements and other related matters.
For more information see: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/pages/inquiries.aspx
To read One Door’s Submission: 22062017 NSW Health Performance One Door (PDF 546.6KB)
One Door made a submission to the NSW Government on how to reduce homelessness and intervene early to prevent it from happening.
For more information see: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/reforms/homelessness-strategy
To read One Door’s Submission: 20161027 SFNSW Homelessness in NSW submission (PDF 337.7KB)
The NSW Law Commission consulted on how the guardianship system is working and whether it needs to be changed. This included whether NSW should move from a system of substitute decision-making to supported decision-making, whether the law should acknowledge carers and informal supporters, guardianship arrangements under the NDIS, and who can consent to medical treatment and restrictive practices on someone else's behalf.
For more information see: http://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/lrc/lrc_current_projects/Guardianship/Public-consultations.aspx
To read One Door’s Submission: 20161004 Review Guardianship Act QPaper1 SFNSW Submission (PDF 314KB)
One Door wrote to key politician seeking your urgent engagement on the Commonwealth government’s proposal to cease DSP payments for patients in confinement who have been charged with a serious offence (Schedule 20: confinement), in the Omnibus Bill.
To read One Door’s letter: 20160901 SFNSW Letter Macklin DSP Confinement (PDF 324.4KB)