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Categorised list of Statements of Reasons published in 2017 now available

The Tribunal publishes statements of reasons that fall within the following categories:

  • statements of reasons highlighting the Tribunal’s interpretation and application of the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2014 governing Treatment Orders, ECT Orders and other Tribunal hearing types. This category includes any statements of reasons addressing complex or novel legal questions, but also includes statements selected because they provide a particularly informative example of the Tribunal’s decision making
  • statements of reasons that highlight the application of mental health principles or that cover other themes such as recovery-oriented practice, solution-focused hearings, handling of particular procedural fairness scenarios (for example, the participation of carers and family members), and
  • statements of reasons concerning hearings that involved particularly complex or novel facts or clinical issues.

In order to assist people to navigate published statements of reasons, and as we did for decisions published in 2016, the Tribunal has prepared a categorised list of statements of reasons published in 2017 that appear on the AustLII website.

The list of statements of reasons published in 2017 is available here.