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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)
Project resources PDF CL_MIA_Act_Law_Reform_Submission_by_MHLC_15_04_2013.pdf
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Area of Law
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • People experiencing a mental illness
  • People with a disability
  • State government
  • WA
Method of Delivery
  • Submission
  • Website, social media or application
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 16th April 2013
Contact Person Sandra Boulter
Contact Position Principal Solicitor
Contact Email
Contact Phone (08) 9328 8266
Production/Delivery Date 15/04/2013
Evaluation Not Stated

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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