Political Alert – Patient data shows expansion of mental health package is critical

Shadow Minister for Health, Chris Bowen and Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health, Emma McBride say today the West Australian has reported exclusive data showing one in four Australians on a mental health plan with access to subsidised psychology sessions had already reached their cap of ten sessions.

“This new data shows the immediate need for additional mental health services and support during the pandemic. Every person affected by this crisis must be able to access mental health support. Financial hardship should be no barrier to getting the treatments people need. The right thing for the Government to do is to extend the number of sessions available under Medicare during this crisis.”


July 17, 2020


Posted by: Renae Kilmister