The Problems With Having All These Non Government Organisations Is The Problems They Create For Common People.
We see such a long list of the not for profit sector doing the work of the government agencies because they just don’t have enough time and are so over loaded.
Well, I am sorry but if you are paid to do a job then it makes sense you are doing it, if you have a mission statement then possibly you would act under that statement or even under the laws in place.
Perhaps the law could actually be acted on in many instances and other common place problems would not exist in such proportions within our society.
Being conductive to a good society means that all citizens are treated equally and that discrimination is not out of control and indeed is punishable by the current laws.
NGO’s such as the one listed below are the organisations acting on anonymous reporting and freely mention that their work revolves around this activity.
Meanwhile we see Federal and State Government attacking the vulnerable and placing domestic violence victims on welfare cards and blaming the violent behaviour on drug and alcohol addictions paid for with welfare. This shows how victims are placed into categories and further violated by the government.
As the PM jets off to a party for a Liberal Donor $$$$ we are told our lifestyles are too extreme. While he threatens our homes and our very existence blaming and shaming, he holds a glass of champagne up to the Mining Magnates.
Cuts to this service and cuts to that service because poor people use it. Yet the article shows where they get money from and what they spend your tax dollars on, and it is certainly not on the vulnerable or domestic violence victims housing.
Effectively what government has done is hand over responsibility to NGO’s for human services and contracted other third parties to undertake the dirty works, in every department. The agencies hence are not even doing their jobs.
Mental health patients facing cuts to crucial services amid funding uncertainty: experts
Thousands of Australians seeking help for mental health problems face growing uncertainty because federal funding for hundreds of contracts has not been guaranteed after June 30.
Seventy mental health groups, including Mental Health Australia, Headspace, and the Black Dog Institute have written an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Health Minister Sussan Ley.
The letter reads: “We have not received any definitive advice regarding the future of programs.”
“Some agencies have indicated that without this advice, they will have to give staff notice of termination of employment in a matter of days.
“This ongoing uncertainty is causing a huge disruption to organisations and increasingly, deep anxiety amongst the people they serve.”
The National Mental Health Commission has completed a major review of the mental health sector, which is currently with Ms Ley but no date has been set for its release.
One provider, the MindSpot Clinic, already told patients free online and telephone support may not be available after April 15 due to funding uncertainty.
MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression.
MindSpot director Professor Nick Titov said the uncertainty is concerning for both staff and patients.
The service has helped 30,000 people and is seeing 300 to 400 new people each week, half of them from rural and regional areas where there are no face-to-face mental health services.
Registered nurse Angela Govan, based in Townsville, Queensland, was suffering from anxiety and depression when she went online to look for help.
She told the ABC having access to a therapist through MindSpot was a lifeline.
“The counsellor was fantastic … I couldn’t have got through the course without that contact,” she said.
“It made a huge difference and I now have the skills to keep that anxiety under control.”
Funding to be finalised soon: Minister
Ms Ley says the Government is finalising immediate funding arrangements as part of its commitment to give mental health organisations certainty as soon as possible.
“In my consultations with mental health organisations, I have been highly conscious of the need for certainty and we’re committed to working with the sector to continue delivering frontline services to those who need it,” Ms Ley said.
She said the report would be released soon.
Mental Health Australia chief executive Frank Quinlan said the sector needed clarification on funding and hoped the Prime Minister and Health Minister acted quickly to resolve the issue.