The Public Guardian promotes the rights and interests of people with disabilities through the practice of guardianship, advocacy and education. The Public Guardian is a statutory official appointed by the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or the Supreme Court under the Guardianship Act 1987.
Mr Graeme Smith is the Public Guardian. The Public Guardian is part of the Department of Justice.
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Public Guardian's Advocacy Report 2016
This report highlights the work of the Public Guardian in 2015-2016 with a focus on individual and systemic advocacy.
It provides an overview of the way guardianship has been implemented in NSW in light of the many changes within the sector affecting people under guardianship most notably disability and aged care.