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  • Gabriella Ferraro

NEW Guardianship and Administration Act 2019

The new Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 comes into effect 1 March 2020.

Important changes to note, the new Act:

1. includes a presumption that a person has the capacity to make decisions unless evidence is provided otherwise;

2. recognises that a person also has decision-making capacity if they can make decisions with support;

3. enables the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to appoint a supportive guardian (personal matters) or supportive administrator (financial matters).

4. retains the Public Advocate as an independent statutory office charged with promoting the human rights of persons with a disability and provides a new clear statement of functions and powers.

For more information or to discuss how this may impact you, please do not hesitate to contact our office on (03) 9311 8911.

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