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Bernadette McSherry

Guide

Enhancing access and support for water customers with cognitive disabilities

Water is an essential service. All customers need to understand how the water services they use are provided, regulated and priced, but water businesses’ current processes may not serve the needs of every customer. This guide provides practical resources to assist water retailers to enhance...
Report

Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention of persons with cognitive disabilities

This report summarises the findings of a two-year research project designed to develop practical and legal solutions to the problem of persons with cognitive disabilities – and particularly Indigenous people with cognitive disabilities – being found unfit to plead and detained indefinitely in Australia.
Report

Risk assessment by mental health professionals and the prevention of future violent behaviour

Bernadette McSherry looks at the issue of violence prevention from a mental health perspective, discussing the implications for sentencing decisions and examining the ethical and legal background to such assessments.