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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Policing and people with mental illness

May 25th, 2015

Episode 161 of 559 episodes

2014 was a bad year for police shootings in Queensland. There were four fatalities and in an especially bad week three people were killed by police.Half of those killed were thought to be mentally unwell. The Queensland Police Commissioner and Mental Health Commissioner, and others, discuss the difficult and complex intersection of policing and people with mental illness. What improvements are needed?

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