Monday, 30 November 2020
Questions without Notice
Pensions and Benefits
My question is to the Minister for Government Services. Minister, how many reports did the government receive of victims of the illegal robodebt scheme threatening self-harm between January 2017 and December 2018?
Notwithstanding that I'll get the data to the minister—I don't have it on hand—I caution all of us in the House that suicide, mental health issues and self-harm issues are important; they're significant issues. My department takes advice from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser, the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce and Mindframe's guidelines about how we communicate about these issues. I'll certainly get the information to the member in that respect.