"Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales"--Cover.Contents: Introduction -- Human rights frameworks -- Australian mental health laws and processes -- Theoretical frameworks and prior research findings -- A legal, health or social domain? -- Statistical overview of the three mental health tribunals -- A pre-hearing journey towards a hearing -- The substantive "workings" of hearings -- Cognate spaces around and after hearings -- Overview and recommendations -- Future directions for Australian mental health tribunals? -- Appendix A. Method of the paper file analysis in NSW and Victoria -- Appendix B. Qualitative interviw prompts -- Appendix C. NVivo coding schedule : interviews and group discussions -- Appendix D. Determining inpatient status in the lead up to a hearing.Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-353)Summary: "This monograph provides a comprehensive examination of mental health tribunal hearings in Australia. It deals with a wide and far-reaching landscape of theories and concepts and the practical application to the day-to-day operations of the tribunals in New South Wales, Vcitoria and the Australian Capital Territory."--Back cover.