Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Community Conversation
The Network is hosting a Community Conversation and we invite you to join us. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, comments can be sent to Jo Hargense: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by COB Thursday 20 July 2017.

Background: The National Mental Health Commission is conducting an overview of mental health consumer and carer engagement and participation in Australia. People with lived experience of mental health issues, their families, friends and supporters have been invited to hold a conversation about engagement and participation and to report back their views and ideas.  We are holding one for people with lived experience of mental illness.

When: Friday 21 July from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.
Where: Network Office, Members Area. Level 2, 20 Genge Street Canberra City.
RSVP: A light lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required for catering purposes by Wednesday 19 July and can be given to Jo Hargense by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , SMS on 0406 457 557 or by calling 6230 5796 and leaving a voice message, if your call is unanswered.

Review of the Official Visitors scheme
A community forum is being held by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) and the Public Trustee and Guardian (PTG) to give people the opportunity to provide input to the review of the Official Visitors scheme. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, comments can be sent to Jo Hargense: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by COB Thursday 27 July 2017.

Background: The Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury MLA has asked that the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) and the Public Trustee and Guardian (PTG) to undertake a review of the ACT Official Visitor Scheme. The aim of the review is to determine whether the Official Visitor scheme is achieving its purpose of providing independent oversight of visitable places, increasing transparency in visitable places and reporting to Government about conditions and concerns in visitable places.

A copy of the Terms of Reference for the review can be found on this link. JACS is inviting feedback from stakeholders about the effectiveness of the scheme as it currently operates and ways that the operation of the scheme might be improved, including for people in visitable places, those operating visitable places and visitors themselves.  A community forum is being held to give people the opportunity to provide input to the review.

When: Monday 31 July from 11am to 12:30pm
Where: 12 Moore Street, Canberra City in the Conference Room on level 9.
RSVP: For catering purposes please let Ms Jenkins know by Friday 28 July on 6207 4060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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LRAC Report on Guardianship Discussion
The Network would like to draw your attention to this upcoming event. Please note that if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, comments can be sent to Jo Hargense: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by COB Thursday 27 July 2017.

Background: As you may be aware, the Law Reform Advisory Council last year reported on its Inquiry into the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991. A summary of the recommendations is attached with the full report available at http://justice.act.gov.au/review/view/31/title/review-of-guardianship-and-management

The report proposes reforms that could be adopted to improve consistency of ACT guardianship law with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The main theme of the recommendations is that the ACT move away from the ‘best interests’ model of substitute decision making found in individual pieces of legislation, towards a uniform will, preferences and rights-based supported decision making model.  The purpose of the discussion will be to identify your thoughts on:
1.    Priority Recommendations including focussing first on changes to the Guardianship Act
2.    Supports for people with impaired decision making ability needed to action key recommendations of the report including a greater use of supported decision making
3.    How best to engage and communicate with other stakeholders and the community more broadly about the Report’s recommendations
4.    How this work interacts with recent work from the Australian Law Reform Commission in relation to Elder Abuse

When: Monday 7 August from 3pm to 5pm.
Where: Hearing Room 5, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal, ACT Health Building, Level 4, 1 Moore Street, City.
RSVP: Monday 31 July via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone on 6207 8303. Please advise of any accessibility requirements you may have.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 23:34