You Decide Who Decides – taking steps now to safeguard your future
28 October 2019
The Guide was funded by the Commonwealth Government in response to recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in its report, Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response. In that report, the ALRC recommended a suite of safeguards against the misuse of an enduring document, and that those safeguards should be accompanied with increased awareness raising and education to improve the utilisation of enduring documents.
The purpose of the Guide is to provide national guidance on the use of enduring appointments, with a particular focus on their usage in avoiding elder abuse.
The Guide is available on the OPA and AGAC websites.