11.1 This chapter discusses a number of other issues that are relevant to the focus of the Inquiry on Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that have an impact on the exercise of legal capacity. These involve:

  • the common law relating to incapacity to contract;

  • consumer protection laws;

  • consent to marriage;

  • the nomination of superannuation beneficiaries; and

  • acting as a member of a board and in other corporate roles.

11.2 In addition, the ALRC received submissions on a number of areas which are not the focus of the Inquiry. While the ALRC does not intend to make recommendations in these areas, some of the key concerns are outlined.