Mental Health Report | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:57): My constituency question is for the Honourable James Merlino, the Minister for Mental Health. The Andrews Labor government made an historic election commitment ahead of the 2018 state election to undertake a royal commission into Victoria’s mental health system. The royal commission is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix this broken system and to save and improve the lives of Victorians. The interim report from the royal commission was handed down in November 2019, providing a range of immediate recommendations that we are already getting on with implementing. Last year’s Victorian state budget, 2020–21, provided $868.6 million to get underway with delivering on interim recommendations ahead of the final report and ensure that services are supported post pandemic. The final report from the royal commission was handed out today, with the Andrews Labor government already committed to implementing every single recommendation. My question to the minister is: can the minister update me on what constituents in the electorate of Western Metropolitan Region can expect following the final report being tabled and what will they benefit from in the final report?