NSW Client Regains Control
Published by Fairfax 2020-01-10
Attorney General seeks internal review for ten years of financial mismanagement of client. Mother of the victim speaks out.
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 Exorbitant Executor Fees
Published by Illawarra Mercury, Fairfax 2019-08-27
Woolongong family brought their mother to NSWTG for advice whereupon the 87 year old, heavily medicated, mentally impaired woman was taken aside and secretly made to amend her will merely so that NSWTG could extract triple the market-rate executorship and admin fees upon her death.
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.
NSWTG Scathing Reviews
93 ProductReview website members gave NSWTG an average rating of 1.2 stars out of 5. The final Google cache is shown above, rather than the actual site, because after four years it looks like NSWTG have finally bullied the site to remove reviews on 11 March 2021. The following are older archives...
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