National Disability Services WA (NDS) urges WA community to support no-fault insurance

20 November 2014

In the next month, Western Australia has a one-off opportunity to call for the best and fairest system for people catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident. We continue to lag behind the rest of the nation in providing care and support to these people and their families.

Yesterday from PerthNow – Young footballer Warrick Proudlove who sued friend Harley Burridge over car accident that left him disabled loses compensation bid, who was a passenger in a car that hit a horse and left him with catastrophic injuries in 2011, was unsuccessful in his claim for damages.

NDS WA State Manager Julie Waylen said: “This unfortunate and regrettable situation is a tragic example of how the current WA system is a serious injustice and how West Australians are not automatically covered in the event of a catastrophic vehicle accident.”

As part of our campaign to see the introduction of a No Fault Insurance Scheme in Western Australia, NDS has launched a website.

Urgent need for no-fault third party vehicle insurance in WA

Through the website, all members of our community can put forward their submissions and help to correct the serious injustice of dividing those with catastrophic injury into two camps, with both suffering differently. The website includes a sample submission template which allows people to quickly and easily send a submission.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 24 December 2014.

Read more – WA State Government has released its long-awaited Green Paper on No-Fault Insurance

WA Government’s Green Paper on no-fault insurance – issued 20 October 2014

Contact information:
Email:Julie Waylen, State Manager, 08 9208 9805,

Email: Jim Vanopoulos, State Policy Manager, 08 9208 9802.

Source NDS WA

WA Association of Mental Health (WAAMH) calls for feedback to Criminal Law Mentally Impaired Accused Act Discussion Paper

Take action – make a submission to the CLMIA Act Discussion Paper

The long awaited review of the Criminal Law Mentally Impaired Accused Act (the Act) has formally commenced with the Attorney General releasing his Discussion Paper.

The CLMIA is the act which allows people who a judge finds ‘unfit to plead’ to stay in prison indefinitely. There have been cases where people with intellectual disabilities have spent longer in prison than if they had been sentenced for the alleged crime they committed. The case of Marlon Noble is one which highlights the problems with the current Act.

Information to assist people in making submissions is available on the WAAMH website. Submissions close on at 12 noon Friday 12 December and can be emailed to:

Empowering the voices of people with disabilities in Western Australia