Changes to decisionmaker laws to commence soon (QLD)

You might recall that last year I wrote a post on new changes to laws for attorneys and administrators following the passing of the Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019. With the craziness that we now call COVID-19, the implementation of these changes that was scheduled for 30 March 2020 was postponed…

Criminally unkind: ACT passes elder abuse legislation

On 20 August 2020, the Australian Capital Territory passed legislation criminalising acts of abuse of vulnerable people. The term ‘elder abuse’, for many, is a problematic term as it suggests it is only an abuse that only affects elders, when the truth of it is, it affects those that are vulernable. The new legislation acknowledges…

New legislative changes for Attorneys and Administrators

While no person expects, nor wishes, to experience a lack of capacity, the very real fact of life is that they may.  Incapacity can be long term or short term and can impact everyone quite differently. The question of someone’s capacity to understand the nature and the effect of something is fraught with difficulty mainly…

Elder abuse – it even has a name

Elder Abuse is alive and well.. unfortunately. It has become such a problem it now has a name?  How did this happen?… That’s a rhetorical question. I’ve been reading more and more of Actor Mickey Rooney’s struggle and despite his original wealth and celebrity status, he was still just a gentleman, taken advantage of by…

In the News: Elder Abuse and how to spot it!

I came across a very interesting article on how to spot Elder Abuse by Forbes.  Obviously not an exhaustive list, but interesting nonetheless.   You can find the article here. It may be an American article, but abuse is the same; no matter the country.