On 30 November 2020, important changes to the law underpinning Queensland’s guardianship system came into effect. New forms for Advanced Health Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney also commenced, along with new explanatory guides and Guidelines for the Assessment of Capacity.
The changes implement a number of recommendations from the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report, ‘A Review of Queensland’s Guardianship Laws’ including:
- Changes to the principles underpinning Queensland’s guardianship legislation
- Enhanced safeguards to protect against, and stronger remedies for responding to financial abuse
A statutory exception to ademption and a new jurisdiction for QCAT to appoint an administrator for a missing person.
This webinar presented by Kim Chandler, Director, Strategic Policy, Department of Justice and Attorney-General will provide a summary of these reforms.