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The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute is running consultation sessions with NDS members on the Issues Paper they have released to inform the review of The Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 (Tas) (the Act). The Issues Paper is available on the Institute’s webpage: http://www.utas.edu.au/law-reform/publications/ongoing-law-reform-projects2 with an Easy Read Summary and Submission Template also available.

TLRI have also produced a video about their review of the Guardianship and Administration Act which is available as a YouTube clip here.

The Act deals with decision-making for people with disability who are unable to make decisions about their personal and financial matters or medical treatment. The Issues Paper examines the roles of administrators, guardians, persons responsible, the Guardianship and Administration Board, and Public Guardian in making decisions for people who are deemed unable to make their own decisions.

The Issues Paper is calling for community feedback on how current informal arrangements to support decision-making are working for Tasmanians with disability. The Paper presents options for reform, including new ways to provide people with support to make their own decisions.

The Review was commissioned by then Attorney-General, The Hon. Vanessa Goodwin MLC in December 2015 in response to developments in law and policy nationally and internationally that promote the human rights of people with disability. With the Act now more than 20 years old, this review is timely and will ensure reforms are consistent with the international human rights framework and are responsive to the needs of Tasmanians.

If you are unable to attend one of the forums, the Institute welcomes responses to the Paper until 9 March 2018. IF you wish to speak with them individually, please contact the TLRI on (03) 6226 2069, or email Kate.Hanslow@utas.edu.au


Hobart

Date: Friday, 2nd March 2018

Time: 3.30 pm to 5.00pm

Venue: UTas Sandy Bay Campus - Room details will be provided.


Contact Information:

Lyndell George

Projects & Events Officer

1/160 Collins Street Hobart TAS 7000

p: 6212 7308 | e: lyndell.george@nds.org.au

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