Mental Health Act Independent Expert Group

In 2009 Dr Freckelton SC was appointed by the Victorian Minister for Mental Health to the Mental Health Independent Expert Group: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/mhactreview/eag.htm
The role of the Panel is to provide advice to the Minister in relation to the review of the Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic): see http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/mhactreview/comm-response.pdf
The functions of the Group have continued under both the Labor and Coalition governments in Victoria.
The mental health law reform process is now part of the Coalition government’s 10 year mental health plan, Because Mental Health Matters: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/reformstrategy/