An interesting article about possible changes to powers of attorney in Australia.
We see far too many cases of elder abuse in England, which often come to light too late, after the person has died.
The LPA system is a great improvement on the previous system, and the OPG now seem to have more resources to investigate concerns. However, it still relies on issues being reported, which often doesn't happen, particularly where individuals have no or distant family.
The Australian Law Reform Commission says powers of attorney are being used by children as a ‘licence to steal’ from their elderly parents and should be reformed.