Appointment of Julia Gillard to beyondblue

The Minister for Health Peter Dutton has congratulated beyondblue on the appointment of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard to its board.

Page last updated: 18 December 2014

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18 December 2014

The Minister for Health Peter Dutton today congratulated beyondblue on the appointment of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard to its board.

The former Prime Minister has a lengthy record of public service to the country and will bring her considerable experience to the organisation.

beyondblue has played a significant part in stigma reduction and mental health issues since its formation and receives bipartisan support.

As founding and current chairman of beyondblue, former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has shown exceptional leadership in building an organisation that has played a major role in changing community attitudes to mental illness.

The Commonwealth has provided around $30 million in the current financial year to support the work of beyondblue.

Improving mental health services for Australians who experience mental ill health has the support of all sides of politics.

The Australian Government is committed to building a world class mental health system that delivers appropriate services and support for those experiencing mental ill health.

We look forward to continue working with organisations like beyondblue to achieve those outcomes.

For further information please contact the Minister’s Office on – 02 622 7220

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