Submission To Inquiry Into Indefinite Detention Of People With Cognitive And Psychiatric Impairment In Australia

April 2016

People with disability in Australia represent the most detained sector of our population; disproportionality prevalent in our prisons, institutionalised within our communities, hospitalised and confined in psychiatric wards and indefinitely detained in detention centres, including immigration detention. This ACDA submission to the Senate Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia argues that addressing the problem of indefinite detention requires legislative, policy and program reform in multiple areas.

PWDA submission – Word document