Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

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In the case where there is no enduring power of attorney then problems may arise. The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, which commenced operation on 1st July 2000, complements the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 and is the final stage in the implementation of recommendations made by the Queensland Law Reform Commission to assist people with impaired decision-making capacity.

The Act established the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal that is empowered to make orders appointing people as guardians and administrators, and to set the terms of their appointment.

The Tribunal therefore provides a legal mechanism to enable decisions to be made when the need arises.