Senator the Hon Brett Mason
This section of the site contains information on Senator the Hon Brett Mason, Former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing.
17 October 2007
People working in suicide prevention will have access to improved information to support their role in reducing the tragic loss of life through suicide in Australia, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Brett Mason, said on 17 October.
11 October 2007
The Australian Government announced on 11 October further funding to help more Queenslanders living with severe mental illness to better participate in their local communities.
10 October 2007
The Australian Government has marked World Mental Health Day 2007 with the launch of two initiatives to promote better understanding and awareness of mental health in Australia. The first features translated versions of five fact sheets on mental illness, with the second supporting writers of film, television and theatre to portray mental illness more authentically in their work.
03 October 2007
A new Chief Executive Officer, Stephen McCutcheon, will head the food regulatory authority Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) commencing on 29 October 2007.
26 September 2007
A roundtable of Australian Quick Serve Restaurant Industry representatives met on 26 September to report on their progress in removing artificial trans fatty acids from their products.
24 September 2007
A further 38 full-time-equivalent postgraduate mental health nursing scholarships will be awarded soon in the second round of an Australian Government scheme which is helping to build Australia’s mental health workforce. Applications for the awards under the Mental Health Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme: Mental Health Nursing close on 12 October.
20 September 2007
The Australian Government has launched a comprehensive web site that provides up-to-date information on mental health and wellbeing, including information on the Government’s mental health programs.
13 September 2007
Lifeline Australia’s new national web site was launched on 13 September by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Brett Mason.
12 September 2007
A new education package on how to read food labels was launched on 12 September by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Brett Mason.
10 September 2007
The Mental Health Council of Australia will undertake a trial of a new scheme to enable stronger consumer and carer involvement in developing mental health care reform policies and programs, following a $400,000 Australian Government grant.