New Guardian and Administration Act (2019)

The new Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 came into effect on 1 March 2020. The new Act includes a presumption that a person has the capacity to make decisions unless evidence is provided otherwise and recognises that a person also has decision-making capacity if they can make decisions with support. This is an important shift away from the best interest approach to one where it is acknowledged that decisions should reflect the person’s will and preferences, unless it would cause serious harm to the person.

Dr Norman Chia is an Advocate Guardian at the Office of the Public advocate and he will step us through the newly created Supported Decision Maker roles under the Act.

This webinar is part of the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series. It’s happening online again due to the continued uncertainty of gatherings due to COVID-19. The sessions are spread across the week rather than a whole day of back to back sessions. For information about the other sessions in the series, click the ‘more information’ link below.

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Wed 14th Oct, 202011:00am - 12:00pmZoom webinar

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Event type:
ASC forum

Contact person:
Natasha Brake

Phone number:
(03) 9639 5807


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