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While Australia has a system of universal franchise, in the sense of a system of voting that is broadly inclusionary, there are some notable exceptions – minors and some convicted criminals are excluded, for example. While the political participation of these excluded...
Diversion from the criminal justice system pursuant to s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) is increasingly being deployed as a key response to the issues facing people diagnosed with cognitive impairment and/or mental illness in the criminal...
The number of people in Australia with a psychological disability has increased between 2009 and 2012.
At the national level, results from the 2012 SDAC showed that:Of all people with any type of disability, 18.5% had a psychological...
This report argues that the Commonwealth has failed to work with the Northern Territory to provide accommodation and other support services, other than accommodation in a maximum security prison, for people with intellectual disabilities who are unfit to plead to criminal charges.
The biennial Carers NSW Carer Survey collects information about carers in NSW to inform the organisation・s direction, support and systemic advocacy for all carers across NSW. The 2014 survey collected more extensive and detailed data than any previous Carer Survey and...
This report describes the methodology for evaluating the Integrated Services Program, which establishes cross-agency responses for adult clients who have multiple and complex needs such as mental illness, intellectual disability and acquired brain injury and who exhibit behaviours that might cause significant harm. The evaluation...
Examines how health-related factors affect the health status of Australians with disability at the national population level.
This report examines how health-related factors affect the health status of Australians with disability at the national population level. In 2011–12, half (51%) of...
Thousands of disabled Australians earn just a few dollars an hour working at disability enterprises. A recent Federal Court decision will lead to higher wages, but some employers fear this will send them broke. Is this a cunning ploy to get out of paying more...
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published its report on the review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (CMIA).
The report contains 107 recommendations for legislative reform to ensure the CMIA operates justly, effectively and consistently with its...