2019 Australian Guardianship and Administration Council conference

14/03/2019 - 15/03/2019
All Day

Hyatt Hotel
120 Commonwealth Ave, Canberra, ACT

**This is not a QAI event**

QAI’s Human Rights Lawyer Jason Abraham will be presenting at the 2019 Australian Guardianship and Administration Council conference.

Requiem for capacity (and decision making): The aspiration of art 12 (3) CRPD in NDIS land

The NDIS is ushering the dawn of a new opportunity for many people living with a disability to become actively involved in decisions making that affects their lives. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (2006) (‘CRPD’) is the international instrument which agitates the collective view of the extent to which human agency should transcend the cost and operational barriers of allowing people with a disability to engage meaningfully in matters concerns them.

By way of case studies we will explore why the system of substitute decision making via the legal instruments of Guardianship and Administration are not suitable for a number of groups within the community.

1) Complex decision-making and justice – Challenges to the traditional notions of capacity and the margin of appreciation needed to afford people the dignity of risk.

2) Outsourcing decisions and enduring documents – the need for certainty

3) Resources for the lonely and isolated – when family and friends are gone

4) Collective decision making verse individual decision making – a cultural perspective.

Full program for conference here: https://agac2019.org.au/cms/wp-content/uploads/AGAC-2019-Detailed-Program-V2.pdf

For more information about the conference see: https://agac2019.org.au/