Outrage over teen sterilisation consent plan

Outrage continues to mount over proposed mental health laws in WA that could see children as young as 12 be able to consent to sterilisation, electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery without parental permission.

The latest condemnation comes from the state's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Michelle Scott, who urges the government to scrap all references to sterilisation in the bill and also ban electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery for people under 18.

The bill states that a person must not perform a sterilisation procedure on a