Jami-Lee Ross is not going to go quietly.
The self titled spokesperson on mental health issues responded to a tweet that Bridges’ account sent criticising the Governments setting up of different committees in an ongoing inquiry into mental health.
Ross’s subsequent comments to the Herald were even more brutal.
Ross told the Herald he wanted to use his voice as an MP to raise important issues, including mental health.
“Sometimes that will involve calling out hypocrisy,” Ross said.
“The Government Simon and I were part of let the [mental health] sector down and let the system reach crisis point. We now owe it to patients and mental health workers to work with the Government constructively.
“I’m happy to work with the Minister and other MPs on any issues in this area.”
Ross is right. The last National Government ran mental health into the ground and let it reach crisis point. Good on him for acknowledging this.
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