NSW Law Reform Commission

NSW Law Reform Commission: Review Guardianship Act 1987: Draft Proposal – Establishment of a Public Advocate in NSW and the role of Community

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.

Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) Questions 3-5

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 […]

Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW): Submission Question Paper 2: Decision Making Models

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.