Australian Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) conducts a hearing in an inquisitorial and non-adversarial way focusing on the objects, intent and civil rights of the consumer (section 3 Mental Health Act 2007). To what extent does the MHRT promote human rights obligations, particularly the recognition of the people living with mental illness as an equal subject before law as envisaged in Article 5 and 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD). Does participation and representation before the MHRT hearing process deliver a therapeutic outcome for the consumer. In your response you may focus on issues concerning involuntary admission, appeal and community treatment orders.
estern culture as a “prodigious and enchanted place,” (Jarvis, 2010, p. 13), sailors passing by coined Bermuda the “Isle of Devils” upon hearing the calls of indigenous cahow birds, the squeals of wild pigs left by the early Spaniards on shore, and the stormy weather (History, 2010). This dangerous stretch of ocean recounted by sailors as a windless expanse of water replete with vessel remnants and debris is now known as the area of water between Bermuda and the Caribbean, officially called the Sargasso Sea (Jarvis, 2019). The first ship to be wrecked on Bermuda’s land by the treacherous surrounding rings of coral reef was the British Sea Venture in 1609, heading to Jamestown, Virginia (Craven, 1990). Allegedly, a great storm was attributed for the shipwreck that left over five hundred travellers stranded on the island for 9 months. Although the majority of passengers managed to continue their journey towards the final destination, three of the survivors decided to stay back (Craven, 1990). This eventually led to the country’s settlement as a British territory in 1612, with the Town of St. George proving the oldest continually inhabited English town in the Americas (Craven, 1990). The Sea Venture’s notorious shipwreck has been recounted in fictional narratives throughout history, even believed to have inspired Shakespeare’s acclaimed tale of shipwreck and sorcery, The Tempest (Lefroy, 1981). The countless tales of unexplainable ship and aircraft disappearances which have taken place in the deadly waters of the Atlantic Ocean’s triangular shaped territory aren’t the only thing that’s dark about Bermuda’s past (Cochran-Smith, 2003). Because of its mid-Atlantic location ideal for transit, this mysterious path of water was also once attributed as the “Triangular Trade Route” as it carried vessels filled with African men, women, and children to the Americas, as well as Brazil, other southern countries, and Bermuda (Emert, 1995). By the end of the 17th Century, British and French slavers dominated the Atlantic routes, moving an estimated four-million African slaves to plantations, mines and factories (Emert, 1995). The commerce of slaves along this passage of sea – as well as the influx of immigrants from Portugal and the West Indies – has contributed to much of Bermuda’s racial and cultural diversity. Many of the island’s residents today proudly trace their roots back to these bloodlines, and in such, Bermuda is actively focused on commemorating the stories of those “who were forcibly transported across the sea to a New World, bereft of nearly all material evidence of their past cultures and identities,” (Harris, 2019, p.20). It is assumed that many ships that were wrecked on the shores of Bermuda’s reefs throughout history were slavers, or carried a number of items associated with the slave trade. Sites such as the African Diaspora Heritage Trail or the Lost at Sea memorial installed in St David’s island show the effort on behalf of tourism providers to honour the history associated with the Bermuda Triangle.>GET ANSWER