mental health

Skating on thin ice

This discussion paper looks at the close relationship between homelessness and mental illness, and considers alternative strategies to respond to the needs of homeless people with mental illness

A Mental Health Act for the 21st Century

The submission responds to the issues raised in the Discussion Paper: Issues arising under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) (‘the MHA’).

NSW Law Reform Commission sentencing Question Papers 8-12

PIAC’s submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Sentencing Question Papers 8-12 focuses on the structure and hierarchy of sentencing options and the limited intermediate sentencing options ava

Treatment and care rather than crime and punishment

PIAC’s submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission forms part of a suite of submissions on the key focus areas of the inquiry into people with cognitive and mental impairments in the criminal

NSW Law Reform Commission - Sentencing Question Papers 5-7

PIAC’s submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Sentencing Question Papers 5-7 focuses on the need to ensure the diversion of people who are homeless and those with a mental

NSW Law Reform Commission sentencing Question Papers 1-4

In May 2012, the NSW Law Reform Commission released a series of Question Papers as part of its review of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).

Comments on the Ten-Year Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform

In January 2012, the Federal Government released the draft Ten-Year Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform.

NSW Tribunals: getting the balance right

PIAC confined its comments to two areas raised in the Issues Paper, Review of Tribunals in New South Wales:

Investing in the community

This submission by PIAC identifies the need for adequate funding to the non-government sector to manage effective partnerships with the private sector in delivering pro bono legal services

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