614. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:
I refer to “A model for an effective and sustainable state-wide Transcultural Mental Health Service for Western Australia: Project Proposal: May 2018” submitted to the Mental Health Commission last year.
(1) Has the Mental Health Commission endorsed the proposal?
(2) If yes to (1)—
(a) when does the commission expect to develop a business case for the model; and
(b) has money been allocated in the 2019–20 budget for progressing the proposal?
(3) If no to (1)—
(a) when will a decision on the proposal be made; and
(b) what steps are being taken to finalise a mutually agreeable model?
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(2) Not applicable.
(a) The Mental Health Commission and the WA Primary Health Alliance have reviewed the model and recently agreed that it not be progressed in its current state.
(b) Consideration is currently being given to a process for the development of service principles that will embody appropriate transition pathways for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across all services.