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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  2 NSWLR 334 at 338 Protective Commissioner v D (2004) 60 NSWLR (CA) at para 89, 96, 103, 198
Working Paper 7: The Mental Health Act 1958 , July 1971
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