|AG Robert Clark|
The changes will update and simplify the state’s guardianship laws, which first passed in 1986 and were mainly designed to help people with intellectual disabilities, who were then moving out of institutions and into the community.
A 2012 report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission made 440 recommendations to rewrite the state’s guardianship laws, which are now mainly used by dementia sufferers, the mentally ill and those with acquired brain injuries.
Advertisement''The new legislation will make it easier for individuals and their families to provide for their current and future decision-making needs through guardianship and administration arrangements,'' Attorney-General Robert Clark said.
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