In recent years the Public Advocate’s work in the ‘justice and human rights’ field for Queenslanders with impaired decision-making ability has incorporated a number of reviews and reports. Most recently, the Public Advocate has released the first volume of a two volume report on adult safeguarding in Queensland and a review of confidentiality provisions in Queensland's guardianship system.
In 2021 the Public Advocate completed a review of the fees, charges and practices of an agency that is part of the guardianship and administration system (The Public Trustee), which was tabled in the Queensland Parliament. The implementation of the reform recommendations included in this report are being monitored by the Public Advocate on a regular basis.
Public Trustee fees, charges and practices
The Public Advocate’s systemic report on the Public Trustee’s fees, charges and practices
Human Rights Act
The Human Rights Act and the role of the Queensland Human Rights Commission
Decision making support
Describes the changes being made to move from substitute to supported decision making for people with impaired decision-making ability
Adult Safeguarding in Queensland
The Public Advocate has completed a two-volume report on adult safeguarding in Queensland.
Confidentiality in the guardianship system
The Public Advocate has released a report reviewing confidentiality in Queensland's guardianship system: Public Accountability, Private Lives: Reconsidering the Queensland guardianship system's confidentiality requirements