Penny-pinching, raking in huge fees: public trustees under scrutiny

Steven Colley, 57, died in squalid conditions.

Public Trustees Institutional Pirates in the modern era take care of the money in their own interest and not the interest of their clients. Steven Colley is not the exception but rather the rule.(ODT)

Penny-pinching, raking in huge fees: public trustees under scrutiny

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'Progress is incredibly slow': Australia lagging on disability rights

‘Progress is incredibly slow’: Australia lagging on disability rights

The current system of guardianship is “butchering a number of human rights” and it’s taking too long to reform the system, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner says.

Alastair McEwin, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, said Australia was falling behind in its international obligations on the rights of people with disabilities, with the United Nations due to report on the nation’s progress this year.

“Often the threat of forced public guardianship is used as a means of enforcing silence and compliance.”