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Interaction with the Western Australian Criminal Justice System by People Affected by Mental Illness or Impairment
|Subtitle||A Policy and Law Reform Submission: Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 (WA)|
The negative consequences and disadvantage people with a mental illness suffer are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 (WA).
This Act creates a paternalistic and archaic regime of exclusion, punishment and discrimination with far reaching consequences for the fundamental rights and freedoms of people affected by mental illness and/or impairment in Western Australia.
|CLC/Agency||Mental Health Law Centre (WA)|
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|Project uploaded to CLEAR||16th April 2013|
|Contact Person||Sandra Boulter|
|Contact Position||Principal Solicitor|
|Contact Phone||(08) 9328 8266|
As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided.
|Review Date||16th April 2014|
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