Taken down by order of the tribunal

You cannot trust the public trusteeAll articles and comments relating to the abduction of an adult from his home have been taken down by order of Qld Civil Administration Tribunal today 7 Nov 2014. The matter is set down for hearing later this month and again in the new year. We will not rest until the human rights of the adult are protected.

As we left the court today we were approached by a frantic mother whose disabled son had been the victim of abuse by the Public Trustee taking his home and his income. We ask readers to visit the YOU CANNOT TRUST THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE website and to tell their stories and exchange ways and means to prevent the theft and austerity being imposed on vulnerable people by governments, private banks and their agencies.

BushTelegraph wishes to thank visitors who gave enough thought to the human rights of an elderly person to read and comment on the article relating to the abduction by the Office of Public Guardian and the Qld Public Trustee.

Ian Curr
7 Nov 2014

3 thoughts on “Taken down by order of the tribunal

  1. Neglectful to the Point of Cruelty? says:

    Elder Abuse and the Rights of Older Persons in Australia
    Australia’s ageing population is growing and so too is the number of older persons who experience abuse.
    Divorce, ill-health, disability, the death of a partner, dependency, poverty, social isolation, gender, and even the accumulation of assets, can heighten a person’s vulnerability to abuse —physical, social, sexual, psychological, financial or neglect. Addressing elder abuse from a legal and policy perspective is not, however, simple.
    Perceived Commonwealth dominance in the ageing portfolio, despite the lack of a comprehensive legislative mandate to safeguard older Australians’ lack of innovative legal reform at the state level; ageism; the invisibility of our older people; a lack of awareness within the community of both the prevalence, nature and the signs of elder abuse; together with the absence of an international normative framework for protecting the rights of older persons, have together created a situation where elder abuse is simply not widely acknowledged as a serious issue in Australia and is inadequately addressed under existing laws.
    This article examines the current legal situation in Australia and calls for a collaborative national strategy for preventing and responding to elder abuse, incorporating a rights-based approach to the review and reform of state and territory laws.
    Recognising that elder abuse involves the denial of a person’s basic human rights, including the right to live free from abuse, exploitation or neglect, this article calls for a national inquiry into elder abuse by the Australian Human Rights Commission…. http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_36/slr36_1/SLRv36n1Lacey.pdf

  2. Prohibition on contact with friends says:

    On 16 October 2014 the adult was taken over 110 kms from his home and placed in a high security dementia facility.

    On 12 Nov 2014 Phone contact with his friends is prohibited by order of the Public Guardian

    Domestic violence is defined to include:

    emotional or psychological abuse
    economic abuse
    threatening behaviour
    coercive behaviour or
    behaviour that in any way controls or dominates or causes a person to fear for their personal safety or wellbeing.

    The Public Guardian and the Public Trustee and the fraudsters who have exploited are guilty of one or all these forms of abuse.

    Time to apply for a DVO order on the Public Guardian?

  3. Gareth Smith says:

    This issue makes the democratic mind boggle. Talk about a police state with far reaching tentacles!

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