C. Hearings and witnesses

Thursday, 18 March 2021
CANBERRA
Department of Health
Ms Tania Rishniw, Deputy Secretary
Mr Mark Roddam, First Assistant Secretary, Mental Health Division
National Mental Health Commission
Ms Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Lyndall Soper, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Productivity Commission
Ms Julie Abramson, Commissioner
Dr Stephen King, Commissioner
Ms Rosalyn Bell, Assistant Commissioner
Thursday, 13 May 2021
CANBERRA
Ms Christine Morgan, National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister
Thursday, 3 June 2021
CANBERRA
Mental Health Australia
Dr Leanne Beagley, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Ingrid Hatfield, Senior Policy and Projects Officer
Suicide Prevention Australia
Ms Nieves Murray, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Christopher Stone, Acting Director, Policy and Government Relation
Mr Stan Piperoglou, Board Member
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
CANBERRA
Wesley Mission
Mr Jim Wackett, General Manager
Mr James Bell, Group Manager
Thursday, 17 June 2021
CANBERRA
Australian Rural Health Education Network
Ms Joanne Hutchinson, National Director
Professor Lisa Bourke, Chair
Dr Sharon Varela, Chair, Mental Health Academic Staff Network
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Mr Frank Quinlan, Federation Executive Director
Ms Lauren Gale, Director, Policy and Programs
Ms Vanessa Latham, Manager, Mental Health Services
VolunteeringACT
Ms Sarah Wilson, Policy Manager
Volunteering Australia
Mr Mark Pearce, Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, 24 June 2021
CANBERRA
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia
Mr Thomas Brideson, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Tara Ali, Senior Policy Officer
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Associate Professor Vinay Lakra, President
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Caroline Johnson, Member, Senior Representative
Monday, 19 July 2021
CANBERRA
Forensicare and Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Distinguished Professor James Ogloff AM, Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology and Executive Director, Psychological Services and Research, Forensicare
Dr Shaymaa Elkadi, Executive Director, Strategy Policy and Performance, Forensicare
HelpingMinds
Mrs Deborah Childs, Chief Executive Officer
Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre
Mr Wesley Morris, Coordinator
Mr Stephen Kinnane, Research Coordinator
MindSpot Clinic
Professor Nickolai Titov, Executive Director
PHN Cooperative
Adjunct Associate Professor Learne Durrington, Chief Executive Officer, WA Primary Health Alliance and Chair, National PHN Cooperative
Ms Julie Sturgess, Chief Executive Officer, Healthy North Coast (North Coast Primary Health Network), PHN Cooperative
Mr Paul Martin, Mental Health Working Group, PHN Cooperative
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc – Western Australian Branch
Mrs Beverley Benporath, President
Mrs Evette House, Grants Officer
Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Ms Taryn Harvey, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Elizabeth Connor, Senior Policy Officer
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
CANBERRA
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc
Ms Tegan Carrison, Executive Director
Mrs Amanda Curran, Chief Services Officer
Ms Karen Donnelly, Vice-President, Psychologist
Australian Counselling Association
Mr Philip Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Mr Chris Robertson, Executive Director, Strategy and Policy
Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Professor Marilyn Campbell, Media Spokesperson
Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Ms Libby Dunstan, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane North PHN
Professor Brett Emmerson AM, Executive Director, Mental Health, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Mrs Jennifer Newbould, Director, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Brisbane South PHN
Mr Kieran Kinsella, Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Exercise and Sports Science Australia
Mrs Anita Hobson-Powell, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Caroline Robertson, Senior Strategic Adviser
Ms Joanne Webb, Manager, Policy and Advocacy
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Adjunct Professor Veronica Casey AM, Chair
Psychology Board of Australia
Ms Rachel Phillips, Chair
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Mr Cleveland Fagan, Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union
Ms Kathleen Veach, Assistant Secretary
Mr Allan Shepherd, Professional Officer, Team Leader
StandBy Support After Suicide
Ms Karen Phillips, General Manager
Mr Stephen Scott, Partnerships Manager
yourtown
Dr Marion Byrne, Manager, Advocacy, Research and Innovation
Ms Kathryn Mandla, Head of Advocacy and Research
Monday, 26 July 2021
CANBERRA
Amaze
Mr Chris Templin, Senior Policy Analyst
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Simon Judkins, Immediate Past President
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Mr Scott Willis, National President
Mr Simon Tatz, General Manager, Policy and Government Relations
Beyond Blue
Ms Carolyn Nikoloski, Chief Strategy Officer
Different Journeys
Ms Mel Spencer, Executive Officer
Dr Emma Radford, Psychiatrist, Melbourne Health
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Mr Jason Trethowan, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Amelia Walters, headspace Board Youth Advisor
La Trobe University
Associate Professor Alessandra Radovini
Professor Amanda Richdale, Professorial Research Fellow, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
Dr Darren Hedley, Senior Research Fellow, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
Ms Nicky Bath, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Zed Tintor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
MATES in Construction
Mr Christopher Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer
Mind Australia Ltd
Ms Gill Callister, Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Nicola Ballenden, Executive Director, Research, Advocacy and Policy Development
Occupational Therapy Australia
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin, Member, Mental Health National Reference Group
SAGE Australia
Dr Tracie O’Keefe, Co-Founder
SANE Australia
Ms Rachel Green, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Grace McCoy, Head of Partnerships and Lived Experience
Smiling Mind
Dr Addie Wootten, Chief Executive Officer
Trans Health Research Group, University of Melbourne
Dr Ada Cheung, Head and Senior Research Fellow
Sav Zwickl, Researcher
Yellow Ladybugs
Ms Katie Koullas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
CANBERRA
batyr
Bella Cini, National Advisory Group Member and Board Member
Tom Riley, Research and Policy Manager
Black Dog Institute
Mr Samuel Harvey, Acting Director
Ending Loneliness Together
Dr Michelle Lim, Chairperson and Scientific Chair
Interrelate
Mr Graeme O’Connor, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Ms Sharon Grocott, Head of Research and Innovation
Jesuit Social Services
Dr Louise Flynn, General Manager
Mountains Youth Services Team
Ms Kim Scanlon, General Manager
ReachOut
Mr Ashley de Silva, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ben Bartlett, Director of Government Relations and Communications
R U OK?
Ms Katherine Newton, Chief Executive Officer
The Salvation Army Australia
Mr Stuart Foster, General Manager, Community Services
Ms Jennifer Kirkaldy, General Manager, Policy and Advocacy
Western Sydney University
Mrs Arianne Reis, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Science
Ms Emma Taylor, Mental Health and Wellbeing Clinical Manager
Mrs Paula Diab, Senior Counsellor
Ms Erin Helleur, Counsellor
Youth Insearch
Mr Stephen Lewin, Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Leanne Hall, Clinical Lead
Ms Nelani Botha, Youth Leader
Thursday, 29 July 2021
CANBERRA
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
Dr Peter Malouf, Executive Director of Operations
Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Professor Caroline Hunt, President
Dietitians Australia
Ms Tara Diversi, President
Dr Tetyana Rocks, Expert Representative
Professor Tracy Burrows, Expert Representative
Lifeline Australia
Mr Robert Sams, Executive Director, Lifeline Direct Services
Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney
Professor Maree Teesson, Director
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, National Health and Medical Research Council Leadership Fellow, University of Newcastle
Professor Perminder Sachdev
Stride Mental Health
Mr Drikus van der Merwe, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ben McAlpine, General Manager, Strategy, Innovation and Growth
Transforming Australia's Mental Health Service Systems
Professor Alan Rosen AO, Chair
Ms Vivienne Miller, Secretary
Wesley Mission
Mr Andrew Moore, General Manager
Mr James Bell, Group Manager
Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia
Ms Susan Murray, Managing Director
Thursday, 5 August 2021
CANBERRA
Carers ACT
Ms Lisa Kelly, Chief Executive Officer
Carers Australia
Ms Liz Callaghan, Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Ms Leanne Wells, Chief Executive Officer
Tammy Wolffs, Senior Policy Officer
Mental Health Carers Australia
Ms Kerry Hawkins, Vice Chair
Ms Katrina Armstrong, Executive Officer
Mental Health Carers NSW
Mr Jonathan Harms, Chief Executive Officer
National Mental Health Consumer Alliance
Ms Irene Gallagher, Foundation Member
National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
Mr Keir Saltmarsh, Consumer Co-Chair
Mrs Hayley Solich, Carer Co-Chair
Ms Eileen McDonald, Carer Representative and Executive Member
Ms Nevena Simic, Member
Friday, 6 August 2021
CANBERRA
Australian Association of Social Workers
Cindy Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council of State School Organisations
Mrs Dianne Giblin, Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Sharron Healy, President
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Mr Matthew James, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr Chris Killick-Moran, Unit Head
Ms Amy Young, Head, Mental Health Evidence Base Improvement Unit
Australian Medical Association
Dr Omar Khorshid, President
Dr Danielle McMullen, NSW President
Australian Psychological Society
Ms Tamara Cavenett, President
Centre for Multicultural Youth
Ms Tempest Alphonse, Project Officer
Ms Willow Kellock, Senior Policy Advisor
Ms Yatha Jain, Youth Representative, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network
Ms Martha Metuisela, Youth Worker - Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Youth Project
Mr Tyson Tuala, Youth Worker - Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Youth Project
Orygen
Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director
Mr David Baker, Manager, Policy
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Associate Professor Vinay Lakra, President
Thursday, 12 August 2021
CANBERRA
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Dr Suellen Allen, Director, Mental Health, Communicating for Safety and Cognitive Impairment
Mr Chris Leahy, Director eHealth and Medication Safety
Mr David McGrath, Executive Lead, Mental Health Standards
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Ms Patricia Turner, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Anna-Louise Kimpton, Director of Policy
Mr Billy Moore, Senior Policy Officer
Queensland Mental Health Commission
Mr Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
Friday, 13 August 2021
CANBERRA
Gidget Foundation Australia
Mrs Arabella Gibson, Chief Executive Officer
Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services
Dr Kathryn Turner, Clinical Director
LivingWorks Australia
Mr Shayne Connell, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Marc Bryant, Director, Suicide Prevention
Mental Health First Aid International
Ms Shannon Anderson, Chief Executive Officer
Prevention United
Dr Stephen Carbone, Chief Executive Officer
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
Ms Johanna de Wever, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Dianne Stow, President
Thursday, 19 August 2021
CANBERRA
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
Professor Ian Hickie, Co-Director, Health and Policy
Dr Catriona Davis-McCabe
Dr Kristy Goodwin
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Ms Hannah Loller, Senior Project Pharmacist
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Ms Claire Bekema, Acting Policy and Regulation Director
Mr David Heffernan, National Vice-President and New South Wales Branch President
Speech Pathology Australia
Ms Chantele Edlington, Former Senior Adviser, Justice and Mental Health
University of Wollongong
Professor Brin Grenyer, Professor of Psychology and Director, Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders
Friday, 27 August 2021
CANBERRA
Jean Hailes
Mrs Janet Michelmore AO, Chief Executive Officer
Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre
Ms Erica Spry, Executive Board Member
PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia
Ms Julie Borninkhof, Chief Executive Officer
Tandem Carers
Ms Amaya Alvarez, Lived Experience Advisor
Women's Mental Health Alliance and Women's Health Victoria
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Executive Member, Women’s Mental Health Alliance and Director, Cabrini Health
Ms Mischa Barr, Chair, Women's Mental Health Alliance and Policy and Health Promotion Manager, Women's Health Victoria
Dr Sabin Fernbacher, Member, Women’s Mental Health Alliance
Women's Mental Health Service
Professor Marie-Paule Austin, Head

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