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​​​Have your say: preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements​​

​​Are you thinking about contributing to our review of guardianship laws in NSW? We have made an easy-to-understand poster​ which shows how you can make a submission.

Question Paper

​On 22 August 2016 we released Question Paper 1: Preconditions for alternative decision-making arrangements. This Question Paper considers the circumstances that must exist before a decision-maker can be appointed under the system of guardianship in NSW to make personal, financial and medical decisions for somebody else.

We seek your views about these preconditions. Submission close on Monday 17 October 2016.

The Question Paper is also available in Easy English - an accessible format that uses simple, everyday language and illustrations​. ​​

In this video, Erin and Alan discuss how the law decides when someone cannot make decisions for themselves and the conditions that must be satisfied before the courts appoint an alternative decision maker.

Video 2: When should somebody help you to make a decision?

PDF document ​ Guardi​​anship Video 2 - Transcript​
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 Guardianship Video 2 - Transcript
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Easy-to-answer survey

As part of the consultation process we will be releasing a series of easy-to-answer surveys that can be completed instead of making a formal submission. ​

The survey is a way to express your opinions about guardianship arrangements in NSW without making a formal submission. We will use the information gathered from the surveys to inform future publications including the Final Report. Even if you only have one or two points about how the law has affected you, we still want to hear them.​​​​