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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Treatment laws for mentally ill debated

The killings of Nick and Chloe Waterlow at the hands of a mentally ill family member who had refused treatment have sparked a parliamentary inquiry into the adequacy of the state's psychiatric laws.

Anthony Waterlow was found not guilty of the murder of his father, a prominent Sydney curator and arts educator, and sister on the grounds of mental illness, after stabbing them both during a psychotic episode in 2009.

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