In the Media

(most recent at the top of each category)

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FEDERAL SERVICES

25 July 2017, Sydney Morning Herald
‘More people need to get in’: Allan Fels calls for radical rethink of NDIS on mental illness

28 April 2017, Fairfax Media (Brisbane Times and Sydney Morning Herald)
Mental Health in Australia needs reform, not just more money

27 October 2016, The Australian
Experts urged to boycott mental health plan

6 July 2016, The World Today (and ABC News Online)
Headspace in turmoil as CEO and five board members resign

26 June 2016, Financial Review
Federal election 2016: Launch marked by $396 million for mental health

24 June 2016, Daily Telegraph
Federal election 2016: Prime Minister calls to rescue youth psychosis program

19 June 2016, Daily Telegraph
Can we talk? Funding cuts prompt fears of youth suicide rise

9 June 2016, ABC News Online
Winding back early psychosis service short-sighted: Patrick McGorry

16 May 2016, ABC News Online
Eating disorder patients left in the lurch as Butterfly Foundation helpline faces axe

29 April 2016, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Futures will be lost’: Health fears as youth psychosis program dropped

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

13 June 2017, ABC News Online
Queensland budget: Funding announced for new adolescent mental health facility

13 October 2016, Brisbane Times and WAToday
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new adolescent mental health centresiteannouncement

13 October 2016, ABC News Online
Brisbane to get new residential youth mental health facility after Barrett Centre closure

13 October 2016, Courier-Mail
Construction of facility to replace Barrett Adolescent Centre begin by end of next year

13 October 2016, Brisbane Times
Barrett Centre closure: New teen mental health centre at Prince Charles

13 October 2016, SBS Online and at news.com.au
Queensland announces new mental health centre

10 October 2016, Courier Mail
Mental Health Week: State Health Minister Cameron Dick says we must take stigma out of Mental Health

29 September 2016, Courier Mail
How many more children have to die to suicide before the mental health system is studied

10 May 2016, The Guardian
Depression and asthma among biggest health threats to Australian youth: report

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BARRETT ADOLESCENT CENTRE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

9 September 2016, Noosa News
Staff to be disciplined over Barrett Centre closure

9 September 2016, Brisbane Times
Bureaucrats face action over Barrett Centre closure

9 September 2016, The Guardian
Two Queensland bureaucrats face action over closure of mental health facility

8 September 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre: Pair face rap over closure of mental health facility

8 September 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure: Two public servants facing disciplinary action by Queensland Health

27 July 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre: Jo-Ann Miller calls for police to investigate whether Springborg lied to Parliament

25 July 2016, Brisbane Times
LNP’s Barrett Centre closure inquiry response was in bad taste

21 July 2016, ABC News Online
Public servants linked to Barrett Centre closure could face disciplinary action

19 July 2016, ‘PM’ (ABC Radio)
Hopes Inquiry will create leading youth mental health system in Queensland

19 July 2016, Radio National Breakfast
Australia failing teenagers with acute mental illness

19 July 2016, 7 News Online
Miller to refer Springborg to police

19 July 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre: Jo-Ann Miller accuses Lawrence Springborg of lying over decision to shut facility

19 July 2016, The Courier-Mail
Palaszczuk government’s help plan for youth

18 July 2016, ABC 7:30 and at ABC News Online with written report
Results of Barrett Centre inquiry bring more grief to families of deceased teenagers

18 July 2016, Brisbane Times
Barrett Adolescent Centre: Behind Queensland’s flawed mental health decisions

18 July 2016, SBS News Online
‘Brighter future’ from Qld’s Barrett Report

18 July 2016, Brisbane Times
Barrett Adolescent Centre: Report scathing of decision-making behind closure

18 July 2016, 9 News Online
‘Brighter Future’ from Qld’s Barrett Report

18 July 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre: Closure of youth mental health facility criticised by inquiry

18 July 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre Closure: Cabinet expected to release report

18 July 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre timeline: Newman government changes prompted closure of mental health service

18 July 2016, Brisbane Times
Barrett Adolescent Centre: Government to hand down report

12 July 2016, Brisbane Times
New ‘Barrett Centre’ mental health promise for adolescents: minister

24 June 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre families to be briefed on inquiry findings before release

9 May 2016, Brisbane Times
Lawrence Springborg’s legacy unclear

10 March 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure: Replacement services held up by red tape

4 March 2016, ABC News Online730Nov2014
Barrett Centre inquiry: senior new mental health services were not available after closure

2 March 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure a sign of
problems plaguing mental health reform, inquiry told

2 March 2016, Courier-Mail
Opinion: Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick on Mental Health

1 March 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure: Senior doctor feared some patients too unwell to be moved, inquiry hears

28 February 2016, Daily Telegraph / Courier-Mail same story
Why a psychiatric clinic is better than a loving family

26 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Letting down teens at the end of the line

26 February 2016, Sky News
Then health minister didn’t read report

26 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre inquiry: LNP government not to blame for closure, Lawrence Springborg says

26 February 2016, Brisbane Times
Lawrence Springborg fronts Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry

26 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Then state health minister Lawrence Springborg failed to read expert’s report on mental health services

26 February 2016, Byron Shire Newsspringborgfrontsinquiry
Springborg: I didn’t shut down youth mental health centre

26 February 2016, Yahoo 7 News
I didn’t read report until now: Springborg

26 February 2016, Mornings with Steve Austin, 612 ABC Radio
Lawrence Springborg to front Barrett Centre Inquiry

26 February 2016, 9 News via AAP
Springborg to front Barrett Inquiry

25 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure: Lawrence Springborg asked for oversight of possible cuts to service provision, inquiry told

24 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre mental health facility was ‘failing’ before closure, inquiry hears

24 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry told it was a ‘violent, difficult place’

23 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre closure driven partly by budget cuts, inquiry told

23 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry: Newman ordered $100m in savings

22 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre: Details of important meeting about shutdown missing, inquiry hears

22 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry: ‘Every’ child psychiatrist was concerned

19 February 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Centre: Budget savings push prompted youth mental health centre’s closure, inquiry told

19 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre Inquiry: No funds for new facility

18 February 2016, ABC News Online
No similar residential mental health service available once Barrett Adolescent Centre closed, inquiry told

18 February 2016, Herald Sun / Courier-Mail same story
LNP had no plan to replace only long-term residential mental health facility for adolescents that they scrapped

17 February 2016, ABC News Online
Closing adolescent mental health youth unit would cost lives, Barrett centre inquiry told

17 February 2016, 9 News via AAP
Lack of Barrett-type site hurts Qld health

16 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry told 100 still in need of support

16 February 2016, Brisbane Times Yahoo 7 News online same story
Barrett Centre Inquiry: Mental Health scrutiny poor, former Mater Director says

16 February 2016, ABC News Online
Adolescent mental health centre plan scrapped due to budget overruns, Barrett inquiry told

16 February 2016, Courier-Mail
Barrett Adolescent Centre inquiry: New centre abandoned over costs

15 February 2016, ABC News Online
Teenage suicide in spotlight as Barrett centre inquiry resumes in Brisbane

15 February 2016, Mornings with Steve Austin, 612 ABC Radio
Public hearings into Barrett Centre closing resume

15 February 2016, Queensland Times
More than 108,000 documents examined by Wacol Inquiry

15 February 2016, Daily Telegraph Brisbane Times same story/ Yahoo News same story
Confusion over Barrett closure recounted

15 February 2016, Courier Mail
Inquiry into Closure of Barrett Adolescent Centre begins

28 January 2016, ABC News Online
Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry: Lawyer for Lawrence Springborg requests early release of information

28 January 2016, Toowoomba Chronicle
Springborg to face inquiry into the deaths of three teens

28 January 2016, Northern Star
Did psychiatric centre closure cause three deaths?

28 January 2016, 9 News online via AAP SBS online same story
Barrett inquiry to hear from 45 witnesses

26 November 2015, 9 News online via AAP
Qld mental health inquiry back in court

19 November 2015, ABC News Online
Barrett inquiry: Queensland departments unable to provide documents until after reporting date

19 November 2015, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
14TB of emails halts Barrett closure inquiry

19 November 2015, Sky News Online via AAP
More delays for Qld mental health probe / Daily Telegraph same story / Nine News Online same story

16 November 2015, Brisbane Times
Seven government departments delaying Commission of Inquiry

12 November 2015, Sunshine Coast Daily
Barrett Inquiry: How seven depts have failed to respond

12 November 2015, 9 News Online via AAP
Qld depts slow to supply inquiry docs / 7 News Online same story

12 November 2015, ABC News Online
Barrett Inquiry: Queensland Government departments slow in providing evidence

23 October 2015, Sydney Morning Herald / Brisbane Times
Barrett centre: Mother of dead teen says mental health care still not available / Brisbane Times same story

23 October 2015, Sydney Morning Herald / Brisbane Times
Documents show LNP knew Mental Health Centre closed before other care ready / Brisbane Times same story

16 October 2015, Bundaberg News Mail
Call for Barrett Centre closure evidence to be made public

15 October 2015, ABC News Online
Barrett inquiry: Parents of teens who died after youth mental health centre closure want public hearing

14 October 2015, Queensland Times
$12m to rebuild mental health care for youth in Qld: Howard

3 October 2015, Courier-MailCM03Oct2015
Former Health Minister Lawrence Springborg received repeated pleas to keep Barrett Adolescent Centre open (and in print edition –>   )

1 October 2015, Sunshine Coast Daily
Mum says daughter felt ‘hopeless’ after centre closed

30 September 2015, Commercial Television Stations and ABC News
Evening news bulletins ran stories covering the first public hearing of the Inquiry

30 September 2015, ‘PM’: ABC Local Radio & Radio National
Lawrence Springborg fronts inquiry into closure of Brisbane mental health facility

30 September 2015, ‘Drive’ (Emma Griffiths) 612 ABC Brisbane
Kathy McLeish: Barrett Inquiry Underway

30 September 2015, ‘The World Today’: ABC Local Radio & Radio National
Inquiry into closure of Qld mental health units examines decision-making process

30 September 2015, Courier Mail / The Australian
Qld Mum hopes for change from inquiry / The Australian same story

30 September 2015, Sky News
Qld set to open mental health inquiry

30 September 2015, Brisbane Times
Barrett Adolescent Psychiatric Centre Inquiry: Mum hopes lives will be saved

30 September 2015, Toowoomba Chronicle
Public hearing begins into adolescent centre closure

30 September 2015, 9 News online
Qld Mum hopes inquiry will save lives

30 September 2015, ABC News online
Barrett inquiry: Probe will look at broader systemic issues in youth mental health facility closure, commissioner says

14 September 2015, Brisbane Times
Barrett Adolescent Centre probe calls for evidence

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KEY COVERAGE ON BARRETT CLOSURE PRIOR TO INQUIRY

5 December 2014, ABC News 7:30 programcoronialinquestABC
Coroner announces inquest into deaths of former Barrett Centre patients

5 December 2014, ABC News website
Coronial inquest into teenagers’ deaths after mental health facility closure

7 November 2014, ABC News 7:30 program
Health Department admits it failed three teenage patients

7 November 2014, ABC News website
Queensland Government warned against closing Barrett Adolescent Psychiatric Centre at Wacol, Brisbane

5 November 2014, ABC News website
Mental Health Facility Closure Led to Incidents, report finds

5 November 2014, ‘Drive’ (Rebecca Levingston) 612 ABC Brisbane
An Exclusive Update on the Barrett Centre Closure

30 August 2014, Radio 4ZZZ
Labor commits to re-opening mental health facility if re-elected

24 August 2014, Brisbane Times
Palaszczuk: Queensland ALP will right LNP wrongs

8 August, 2014, ABC News 7:30 program
Parent plead for re-think on adolescent mental healthcare

8 August 2014, ABC News website
Barrett Adolescent Centre closure: Parents call for answers after residential youth mental health facility shuts doors

8 August 2013, Brisbane Times
Queensland aims for ‘Rolls Royce’ Youth Mental Health Plan

4 August 2014, ‘Evenings’ (Rebecca Levingston), 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
The State of Health in Queensland with Minister Lawrence Springborg
(The Barrett Centre issue is discussed between 15:07 and 18:32)

26 July 2014, Radio 4ZZZpetitionforinquiryBrisTimes
Call for Inquiry regarding closure of Barrett Centre

19 July 2014, Brisbane Times
Petition calls for probe into Barrett Centre closure

31 October 2013, ‘The World Today’, ABC Local Radio and Radio National:
Parents fear looming closure of teens’ mental health centre
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where a transcript and the full audio are available

29 October 2013, ABC news website
Parents fear being stranded by mental health centre closure

29 October 2013, ‘The World Today’, ABC Local Radio and Radio National:
Parents warn closure of mental health centre dangerous for teenagers
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where a transcript and the full audio are available

30 September 2013, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
Dr Lesley van Schoubroek: Queensland’s Mental Health
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the full audio is available
(The Barrett Centre issue is discussed between 11:17 and 16:08)

8 August 2013, Radio 4ZZZ
Queensland Health defends closure of Barrett Adolescent Centre and
Closure of Queensland adolescent mental health centre causes controversy
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the full audio is available.

8 August 2013, Queensland Times:
State closure of Barrett Adolescent Centre is a “betrayal”

7 August 2013, ‘The World Today’, ABC Local Radio and Radio National:
Queensland’s only live-in mental health care for teenagers to be closed
Click here to go to the program’s website where a transcript and the full audio are available.

7 August 2013, Brisbane Times
Barrett Centre patients’ futures up in the air

7 August 2013, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
Calls to ABC Radio reacting to announcement of Barrett Centre’s closure
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the full audio is available.

7 August 2013, Brisbane Times:
Barrett Adolescent Centre to Close Next Year

7 August 2013, The Australian:
Qld to Close Mental Health Unit for Teens

6 August 2013, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
The Health Minister announces the closure of the Wacol facility and Shadow Health Minister, Jo-Ann Miller responds.
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the full interviews are available.

31 July 2013, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
Interviews with a Current Patient at Barrett Adolescent Centre
and her Grandmother/Guardian.

Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the full interviews are available.

31 July 2013, Brisbane Times:
Barrett Centre to Remain Open, says Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Lesley van Schoubroeck

30 July 2013, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio:
Extensive Coverage of the Adolescent Mental Health issue with a focus on the Barrett Centre with Evenings presenter, Rebecca Levingston.
Click here to go to the program’s blogsite where the series of interviews is available.

30 July 2013, Brisbane Times:
Parents in Dark over Youth Mental Health Centre

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