10.1     In this chapter, the ALRC recommends a practical program of reform for guardianship and financial administration schemes to enhance safeguards against elder abuse, including a requirement for private guardians and private financial administrators to sign an undertaking with respect to their obligations and responsibilities. The ALRC also recommends the development of a best practice model on how state and territory tribunals may facilitate the participation, to the greatest extent possible, of a person who is the subject of a guardianship or financial administration order, in the application and determination process.

10.2     The ALRC envisages that the recommended National Plan to combat elder abuse will provide a platform for the Commonwealth to work with states and territories to develop and implement best practice models, including for guardianship and financial administration.