Melissa Sweet

Inside Madness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

HOW ONE WOMAN'S PASSIONATE DRIVE TO REFORM THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM ENDED IN TRAGEDY

On 14 October, 2002, Margaret Tobin, the director of South Australia's mental health services, was shot four times in an execution-style shooting in her Adelaide office building. Thought at first to be an act of random violence, police soon heard rumours that the murder was linked to Margaret's efforts to reform SA's moribund mental health system. Less than a month later, however, a deregistered psychiatrist who had worked under Tobin in Sydney in the early 1990s was charged with her murder.

ISBN: 
9781405037082
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Melissa Sweet

Author Information
Sweet, Melissa

About the Author

Melissa Sweet is a freelance health writer and journalist whose work appears in a wide range of publications. She has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and AAP. She is co-author, with Judy and Les Irwig, of Smart Health Choices, which provides some tools for assessing health information and advice