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Guardianship Act 1987

Government of New South Wales, Australia Country Resources Capacity related legislation Australia, New South Wales 31 December 1987 Legislation/regulation guardian, legal capacity

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State legislation for New South Wales with respect to the guardianship of persons who have disabilities; and for other purposes.

The principles of this Act are as follows;

(a) the welfare and interests of such persons should be given paramount consideration,
(b) the freedom of decision and freedom of action of such persons should be restricted as little as possible,
(c) such persons should be encouraged, as far as possible, to live a normal life in the community,
(d) the views of such persons in relation to the exercise of those functions should be taken into consideration,
(e) the importance of preserving the family relationships and the cultural and linguistic
environments of such persons should be recognised,
(f) such persons should be encouraged, as far as possible, to be self-reliant in matters relating to their personal, domestic and financial affairs,
(g) such persons should be protected from neglect, abuse and exploitation,
(h) the community should be encouraged to apply and promote these principles.


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