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On the edge of justice: the legal needs of people with a mental illness  ( 2006 )  Cite this report

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ABAacceptable behaviour agreement
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ACCCAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
ADAAnti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
ADBAnti-Discrimination Board
ADRalternative dispute resolution
AGDNSW Attorney-General’s Department
AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
AVOapprehended violence order
Burdekin ReportHREOC report, Human Rights and Mental Illness (1993)
CCLCConsumer Credit Legal Centre
CCLC NSWCombined Community Legal Centres’ Group (NSW) Inc
CLCcommunity legal centre
CSHACommonwealth State Housing Agreement
CTTTConsumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
DADHCDepartment of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
DDADisability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)
DDLCDisability Discrimination Legal Centre
Disability CouncilDisability Council of NSW
DoCSDepartment of Community Services
DOHDepartment of Housing
DSM-IVDiagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders
DSPdisability support pension
EPAenduring power of attorney
HREOCHuman Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases
JGOSJoint Guarantee of Service
KLCKingsford Legal Centre
Legal AidLegal Aid Commission of NSW
MHASMental Health Advocacy Service
MHCAMental Health Council of Australia
MHCCMental Health Co-ordinating Council
MHLCMental Health Legal Centre, Victoria
MHRTMental Health Review Tribunal
MMHAMulticultural Mental Health Australia
NCOSSCouncil of Social Services of NSW
NCSMCNational Council of Single Mothers and their Children
NESBNon-English speaking background
NHS National Health Survey
NMHPNational Mental Health Plan
NSMHWNational Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
NSW Ombudsman (CSD)NSW Ombudsman (Community Services Division)
OPCOffice of the Protective Commissioner
OPGOffice of the Public Guardian
Palmer ReportReport of the Inquiry into the Circumstances of the Immigration Detention of Cornelia Rau (2005)
ProjectLegal Needs of People with a Mental Illness Project
PWDPeople with Disability Australia
SAAPSupported Accommodation Assistance Program
SCCLSStatewide Community and Court Liaison Service
Select Committee on Mental HealthNSW Parliament Legislative Council Select Committee
ShopfrontShopfront Youth Legal Centre
SSATSocial Security Appeals Tribunal
Tenants’ UnionTenants’ Union of NSW
TPVTemporary Protection Visa
WLSWomen’s Legal Services NSW
WRCWelfare Rights Centre, Sydney


Karras, M, McCarron, E, Gray, A & Ardasinski, S 2006, On the edge of justice: the legal needs of people with a mental illness in NSW, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney