What price the public trust?

What price the public trust?

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Christine Smyth speaks to ABC News about concerns raised over the practices of the Public Trustee in Queensland – particularly around its fees and charges for administering the affairs of disadvantaged Queenslanders.  To read see this link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-24/queensland-public-trustee-accused-of-profiting-off-people/13183638

CPR - Do you want it?

CPR – Do you want it?

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An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a type of power of attorney. When you experience a serious medical event it assists decision makers in determining as what your wishes are as to what treatments you receive, should the circumstances become life threatening. This article on CPR thoughtfully discusses the pros and cons of the possible […]

ATTORNEYS – Should our government provide a legal advice service to Attorneys?

ATTORNEYS – Should our government provide a legal advice service to Attorneys?

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The attached article reports on South Australia’s review of their powers of attorney legislation, a reflection of our ageing population and the necessity to address an increase in elder abuse. Queensland recently underwent a similar process. Legislative initiatives are a step in the right direction, but what has persistently concerned me about the approach of […]