Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

15   Youth—Mental Health

Senator Wright, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 360—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes the findings of the Connetica Budget 2014 Policy Briefing Papers which outline:

                  (i)   the disproportionate burden the 2014-15 Budget cuts will place on young people,

                 (ii)   the potential for an increase in suicides and mental ill-health among young Australians as a result of harsh budget measures, including changes to Newstart, increases to university fees, cutting the Tools For Your Trade program, and ending support programs like Youth Connections, and

                (iii)   that isolation, dislocation, loneliness, hopelessness and unemployment can increase anxiety, despair and depression;

    (b)   recognises that public policy has a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the community; and

     (c)   urges the Government to reverse budget decisions which will adversely affect the mental health of young Australians.

 

 

Document : Senator Wright, by leave, tabled the following document:

Youth—Mental health—Budget 2014-15 policy briefing papers prepared by Connetica, dated 2 July 2014.

 

 

 

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Brown

Hanson-Young

McLucas

Singh

Bullock

Ketter

Milne

Sterle

Cameron

Lambie

Moore

Wang

Collins

Lazarus

Muir

Waters

Conroy

Lines

O’Neill

Whish-Wilson

Dastyari

Ludlam

Peris

Wright

Di Natale

Ludwig

Rhiannon

 

Faulkner

Lundy

Rice

 

Gallacher

McEwen (Teller)

Siewert

 

 

 

NOES, 30

Senators—

Back

Day

Macdonald

Ryan

Birmingham

Edwards

McGrath

Scullion

Brandis

Fawcett

McKenzie

Seselja

Bushby (Teller)

Fierravanti-Wells

Nash

Sinodinos

Canavan

Fifield

O’Sullivan

Smith

Cash

Heffernan

Payne

Williams

Colbeck

Johnston

Reynolds

 

Cormann

Leyonhjelm

Ruston

 

 

 

Question agreed to.