NSW Trustee Being Sued
Published by ABC 2019-09-25
Son claims his 93yo mother was duped into changing her will by the Public Trustee to make them her executor so that they can charge $24k for their "service" even though private trustees have their fees capped at $5,636.
Several cases of financial abuse of clients. Also an excellent source for understanding why the Trustee/Guardianship system is flawed and open to abuse and why state politicians (nationwide) fail to act.
NSW Client Dies in Squalor
Published by Fairfax 2019-01-29
Trustee controlled the finances of a mentally ill pensioner but neglect to release funds to maintain his home the condition of which probably contributed to his death. Then they had the gall to charge fees after that.
NSW Guardianship Travesty
Published by NINE TV, 2013-04 Unfortunately identities of "protected persons" were accidentally illegally revealed by A Current Affair rather than using blurred faces and aliases. Rumour has it that the NSW T&G spared ACA litigation as long as they promised to never criticise them again. Indeed ACA have not even followed up this story since then so the rumour sounds plausible.
NSW Greens Q&A with AG
In 2016 formal questioning of NSWTG mismanagement results in a run-around by the Attorney-General. Greens have not followed this up.