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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5245 ..


Was an event held for the mental health awards in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016, (e) 2017 and (f) 2018; if so, (i) on what date was the event held, (ii) where was the event held, (iii) was the event sponsored; if so, (A) by whom and (B) for what sponsorship amount, (iv) what benefits did sponsors receive in return for their sponsorship, (v) what were the costs for (A) venue hire, (B) catering and (C) other costs (specifying details for costs of $500 or more, excluding GST), (vi) how many awards were presented, (vii) how many front-line mental health staff attended, (viii) how many ministers and ministerial staff attended, (ix) how many non-executive MLAs and MLA staff attended, (x) how many executive ACT Health staff attended, (xi) how many non-executive ACT Health staff attended, (xii) how many community-based health-related representatives attended, (xiii) how many commercial sector health-related representatives attended, (xiv) how many other people attended, (xv) was there an event admission fee; if so, (A) how much was the fee and (B) who was exempt from paying the fee and (xvi) which MLAs were invited.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) 2013 (b) 2014 (c) 2015 (d) 2016 (e) 2017 (f) 2018 (i) Yes. Event held on 8 October Yes. Event held on 7 October Yes. Event held on 6 October Yes. Event held on 11 October Yes. Event held on 10 October Yes. Event held on 9 October (ii) Ann Harding Conference Centre Woden Southern Cross Club Woden Southern Cross Club Legislative Assembly Reception Room Legislative Assembly

Reception Room Legislative Assembly Reception Room

(iii) (A) (B) (iv) None of the events were sponsored. They have been administered by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT with funding from the ACT Health Directorate as part of their contractual obligations. This year Mental Health Week became Mental Health Month. Mental Health Month is a global event held each October to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

(v) (A) (B) The Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) has advised that from 2013 to 2015, the Mental Health Week Awards were held as part of the Mental Health Week Launch event. This was held immediately prior to, and at the same venue as, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo. Therefore in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the venue and catering costs cannot be meaningfully divided between the three events. However, since 2016 the Awards events have been held in the Legislative Assembly Reception Room as a separate event for Mental Health Week/Month.

Please see the below table: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (A) Total cost for the combined events of Launch, Expo and Awards =$4,720 Total cost for the combined events of Launch, Expo and Awards = $4,275 Total cost for the combined events of Launch, Expo and Awards =$8,681.47 $61.00 $196.70 $102

(B)

$517.50

$510.40

N/A* (*In 2018 the catering was donated by Eat Your Words Catering. The only benefit Eat Your Words received for their donation was a thank you during the Mental Health Awards Ceremony.)


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