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LISA... is a parent support and lobby group, for parents and families with a family member having an intellectual or multiple disability, and living in a supported accommodation group home in the State of Victoria, Australia.
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‘Guardianship & Administration Act’

A new Act is on its way for Victoria

The new Guardian & Administration Bill was released late last month.   Generally, Administration is no problem to get - so a brief look at just Guardianship.

The existing Act focuses on ‘need’ – “Does the person with a disability need a guardian”.  Rather than  – “Is the guardian suitable”.

Under the ‘need’ focus of the existing Act, it was/is almost impossible to get whole of life guardianship  – ‘Plenary Guardianship’.  Whereas, there were relatively few checks and balances on the guardian being a suitable person.

There appears to be an about-turn with the new Act – Far more focus on the common sense needs of the person with the disability, especially those with high support needs, and far more on the suitability of the guardian.  

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