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Decisions and cases

Decisions about guardianship matters made by:

The following de-identified list of cases, found on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website, best represent the law and procedures for guardianship for adults matters:


    Appropriateness and competence of appointees

    See: Adult Guardian v Farne Hunt [2003]QSC 297
    MCD, Re [2006] QGAAT 3
    MLI, Re [2006] QGAAT 31
    JPJ, Re [2006] QGAAT 51
    WEK, Re [2006] QGAAT 38
    BAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 31
    CAF, Re [2007] QGAAT 63
    GAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 38
    TAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 30

    Family conflict

    DHF, Re [2004] QGAAT 10
    BNA, Re [2005] QGAAT 73
    BAK, Re [2006] QGAAT 59
    WFM, Re [2006] QGAAT 54

    Reviews under s.31

    AAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 42
    OAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 65
    RAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 28
    TAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 41
    TAD, Re [2008] QGAAT 76

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    Capacity

    IDC, Re [2003] QGAAT 7
    HKA, Re [2004] QGAAT 55
    LMT, Re [2004] QGAAT 3
    CA, Re [2006] QGAAT 2
    BH, Re [2006] QGAAT 66
    HG, Re, [2006] QGAAT 26
    KAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 40
    SAF, Re [2007] QGAAT 20
    TAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 14
    WAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 12
    BAK, Re [2008] QGAAT 74
    KAF, Re [2008] QGAAT 91

    Capacity to give instruction to legal practitioners

    WM, Re [2004] QGAAT 43
    BG, Re [2005] QGAAT 9
    MV, Re [2005] QGAAT 46
    SE, Re [2005] QGAAT 35
    SE No. 2, Re [2005] QGAAT 66
    WM, Re [2005] QGAAT 43
    PLC, Re [2006] QGAAT 89
    CAC, Re [2008] QGAAT 45

    Compulsory medical treatment

    L, Re [2005] QGAAT 13
    CJ, Re [2006] QGAAT 11

    Confidentiality orders

    RJE, Re [2005] QGAAT 4
    MHE, Re [2006] QGAAT 9
    MLI, Re [2006] QGAAT 31
    MAE, Re [2007] QGAAT 61

    Doubt raised about capacity

    FLJ, Re [2006] QGAAT 15
    HAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 6
    MAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 56
    NAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 5
    SAH, Re [2007] QGAAT 36

    Freely and voluntarily

    GAG, Re [2002] QGAAT 5
    MV, Re [2005] QGAAT 46
    BH, Re [2006] QGAAT 66
    PCM, Re [2006] QGAAT 56
    ZJ, Re [2006] QGAAT 36

    Presumption not rebutted

    SNB, Re [2004] QGAAT 4
    GGH, RE [2005] QGAAT 54
    MAK, Re [2006] QGAAT 65
    WJE, Re [2006] QGAAT 64
    SAI, Re [2007] QGAAT 50

    To conduct legal proceedings

    CAC, Re [2008] QGAAT 45
    MAE, Re [2008] QGAAT 34

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    Compensation

    WCD, Re [2006] QGAAT 27
    WCD No 2 Re [2006] QGAAT 44
    TAD, Re [2008] QGAAT 76

    Costs and remuneration

    Costs of parties

    GAG, Re [2002] QGAAT 5
    ERF, Re [2005] QGAAT 62
    MHE, Re [2006] QGAAT 9
    KAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 40
    SAE, Re [2007] QGAAT 18
    FAA, Re [2008] QGAAT 3

    Remuneration of guardian

    JDF, Re [2005] QGAAT 12
    ME, Re [2006] QGAAT 22
    RAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 58
    TAD, Re [2008] QGAAT 76

    Remuneration of attorney

    PLC, Re [2006] QGAAT 89

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    Enduring powers of attorney

    Attorneys not consulting with other appointees/family

    MME, Re [2005] QGAAT 70
    JFR, Re [2006] QGAAT 49
    PLC, Re [2006] QGAAT 89

    Behaviour management

    MLI, Re [2006] QGAAT 31
    MLI No 2, Re [2006] QGAAT 70

    Conflict transactions

    PLC, Re [2006] QGAAT 89
    BAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 19
    KAA, Re [2008] QGAAT 7

    Declarations and directions

    See: VJC v NSC [2005]QSC 68
    WFM, Re [2006] QGAAT 54
    KAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 40
    WAC, re [2007] QGAAT 15
    YAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 68
    TAD, Re [2008] QGAAT 76

    Directions

    SVG, Re [2002] QGAAT 3

    End of life

    HG, Re [2006] QGAAT 26
    MHE, Re [2006] QGAAT 9
    SAJ, Re [2007] QGAAT 62

    Gambling

    HKA, Re [2004] QGAAT 55
    WJE, Re [2006] QGAAT 64
    SAF, Re [2007] QGAAT 20

    Inadequate records

    WCD, Re [2006] QGAAT 27

    Inappropriate financial transactions by attorney

    DEM, Re [2005] QGAAT 59
    HJ, Re [2006] QGAAT 67
    GED, Re [2006] QGAAT 83
    RRI, Re [2006] QGAAT 40
    WCD, Re [2006] QGAAT 27

    Interim order

    LTW, Re [2006] QGAAT 60
    SKE, Re [2006] QGAAT 92
    WSF, Re [2006] QGAAT 79
    MAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 3

    Revocation

    TGD, Re [2005] QGAAT 16
    PLC, Re [2006] QGAAT 89
    GMAV, Re [2006] QGAAT 88

    Stay of decisions

    DD, Re [2006] QGAAT 78
    ME, Re [2006] QGAAT 22

    Undue influence

    LCG, Re [2003] QGAAT 15
    RAE, Re [2008] QGAAT 89

    Validity

    AC, Re [2003] QGAAT 18
    CAA, Re [2003] QGAAT 31
    BAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 31
    CAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 23
    HAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 6
    FAA, Re [2008] QGAAT 3

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    Leave for legal representation

    KAA, Re [2008] QGAAT 7

    Referral to other public bodies

    Director-General of Queensland Health/ Disability Services Queensland

    GAC, Re [2007] QGAAT 73

    Queensland Law Society/Legal Services Commission

    AJS, Re [2006] QGAAT 33
    AWH, Re [2006] QGAAT 32
    CAB, Re [2007] QGAAT 23
    KAA, Re [2008] QGAAT 7

    Queensland Police Service

    SJP, Re [2006] QGAAT 62

    Referral to Supreme Court

    MJG, Re [2004] QGAAT 58
    GAAT v PTQ [2005]
    Re Langham & Ors [2005]QSC 127
    QSC 126 Re [2005] QGAAT 13
    TAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 43 GAAT v Perpetual T’ees [2008] QSC 49

    Restrictive practices

    MAN, Re [2008] QGAAT97

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    Special health care

    MP, Re [2006] QGAAT 86
    AAE, Re [2007] QGAAT 59

    Standing

    EEP, Re [2005] QGAAT 45
    MAD, Re [2007] QGAAT 56

    Withdrawals/dismissals

    BMR, Re [2006] QGAAT 21
    CJW, Re [2006] QGAAT 35
    DAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 60
    GAA, Re [2007] QGAAT 16
    HAC, Re [2008] QGAAT 90

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    Last reviewed
    9 November 2011
    Last updated
    27 March 2012

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