Senator Penny Wright with Ian Hickie, Patrick McGorry and Sky News's Peter Van Onselen talk about mental health and the lack of policy from the old parties so far in the 2013 election on Sky News Agenda.
The Australian Greens' plan to invest more than half a billion dollars in mental health services across rural and regional Australia will save lives and build stronger communities, say Senators Penny Wright and Peter Whish-Wilson.
One in five Australians experience mental ill-health in any year. The consequences of mental ill-health in rural and regional areas are far greater than in urban areas given that access to mental health services is substantially lower.
The 2013 Labor Budget will do little to ease the stress on Australians. Senator Penny Wright talks about what was in the budget and her own thoughts about what should have been in the budget in each of her portfolio areas.