Submission | Last updated 27th February 2018
MHCC supports the NSW Law Reform Commissions’ recommendations that give effect to a person’s will and preferences wherever possible, which would represent a ‘real win’ for people living with psychosocial disability in exercising choice and control.
NSW Law Reform Commission: Review Guardianship Act 1987: Draft Proposal – Establishment of a Public Advocate in NSW and the role of Community
Submission | Last updated 5th February 2018
MHCC endorses establishment of a Public Advocate to respond to abuse and neglect in human service settings. MHCC also highlights the vital and complementary role that community advocates play, supporting individuals and minimising the need for matters to be brought to the Public Advocate.
Submission | Last updated 23rd May 2017
We agree that the Guardianship Act should “mirror” the expression used in the Trustee and Guardianship Act that financial management orders can be made for “the whole or part of the estate of a person” (s.40).
Submission | Last updated 23rd September 2016
In this submission, one of six concerning a review of the Act, MHCC proposed that the inclusion of ‘rights’ is the crucial safeguard, especially in situations where it is not possible to determine ‘ will and preference’ the default position must be to consider the human rights relevant to the situation as the guide for […]
Submission | Last updated 21st March 2016
MHCC suggest that review of the GA consider the development of laws with a stronger human rights focus. Particularly in the US and Canada new adult guardianship laws have emerged to protect the rights of people with decision-making disabilities, including those with psychiatric impairment.
Submission | Last updated 31st January 2016
MHCC propose that there is no ‘one-size fits all’ model. What we deem critical is that supported decision-making (SDM) principles are determined, and that a framework is developed and established from which a supporter/facilitator can draw upon, when supporting an individual, according to need.
Submission | Last updated 29th January 2014
MHCC provides comments on Reintegration into community and management on parole – Question Paper 4 to the NSW Law Reform Commission.