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Persons under disability and the management of their affairs 

Reference received: 31 July 1972

Note: Originally written under Reference No 5: Statute Law Revision.​


Report 20: Powers of Attorney and Unsoundness of Body or Mind [PDF, 178Kb], January 1975

Tabled in parliament: 26 February 1975

Legislative action: Mental Health (Powers of Attorney) Amendment Act 1983

Judicial citation: M v M [1981] 2 NSWLR 334 at 338 Protective Commissioner v D (2004) 60 NSWLR (CA) at para 89, 96, 103, 198

Working paper

Working Paper 7: The Mental Health Act 1958 , July 1971​

Terms of reference ​

To review the law relating to the management of the property and affairs of persons in circumstances where the persons concerned do not or cannot manage their own property and affairs, including the cases of patients, protected persons and incapable persons within the meaning of the Mental Health Act, 1958, and the cases of persons who are absent or cannot be found and incidental matters.

​Note: See also Reference 25 - Powers of attorney