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Productivity Commission to review mental health spending

8 Oct 2018
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Mental health issues exact a heavy personal toll on many Australians and the flow-on effect to the economy due to absenteeism and lost productivity is high.

The federal and state governments spend a combined $9 billion a year on mental health — but is it all well spent?

That question will now be examined by the Productivity Commission in a new review of mental health spending to see if the money can be better used to improve economic participation and growth.

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