NSW Labor says it will step up action on suicide prevention with a holistic approach if it wins government at March 2023’s state election.
NSW Labor pledges action on suicide
The NSW Labor opposition says it will take a whole of government approach to tackling the issue of suicide if it is successful at next year’s March election.
NSW Labor on Sunday said if it won government it would pass laws to enshrine what it called a “holistic approach” to suicide prevention based on best practice overseas and interstate.
Jurisdictions the state may take lessons from include Japan, Argentina and Canada, as well as South Australia, the party said.
“NSW Labor is committed to tackling the complexities of mental health in New South Wales and addressing the need for urgent action in suicide prevention,” Labor said in a statement.