Mental Health: Submission to Review of Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic)

On 8 May 2008 the Minister for Health announced a review of the Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic).  In December 2008 a Consultation Paper designed to stimulate discussion and raise key issues was released. This submission by the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, Dignity, Equality, Freedom and Respect: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Mental Health, focuses on the aim articulated in the Consultation Paper: 'that the new Act appropriately protects human rights in light of the Charter and Australia's international human rights obligations.'  The HRLRC considers that the best way to promote the effective, holistic treatment and care of people with mental illness in Victoria is through a human rights framework.

Download the HRLC submission here.