Patients and health services can request a statement of reasons explaining why the Tribunal made a decision in a particular case.  

Statements of reasons are not precedents that must or should be followed. However, for transparency about its decision making, the Tribunal has de-identified and published a variety of statements of reasons on AustLII.

The statements of reasons below explain how the Tribunal applied criteria in the Mental Health Act 2014 and made different types of decisions.

Statements of reasons explaining decisions made under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 will be added when the act has been in operation for a period of time.

Treatment Order criterion 5(c) – immediate treatment will be provided if person is subject to a Treatment Order
Interstate transfers
Secure Treatment Orders
Statements of reasons concerning particularly complex or novel facts or clinical issues