Interstate Enduring Powers Of Attorney Recognition

12 Jun 2012 newsarchivemedia

The Liberal Party has announced it will introduce legislation to ensure interstate enduring powers of attorney are recognised in South Australia.

Deputy Opposition Leader in the Upper House Michelle Lensink has had a Bill drafted for consultation which she says will solve the long running issue that primarily affects border communities.

“For almost 30 years, in regions like the South East, a risk has existed that families and individuals who choose to retire in South Australia could be left without a legal advocate if they needed to use their enduring power of attorney,” Ms Lensink said.
“My Bill brings South Australia in line with the rest of the country and will ensure recognition of valid enduring powers of attorney from every state and territory.

“The issue was brought to my attention earlier this year by a constituent during one of my visits to Mt Gambier.

“I think it’s vitally important that even though it seems the Government has turned its back on the Mount the community still feel they have a voice in the Parliament. And that is the Liberal Party.

“The introduction of this Bill highlights the importance of close community consultation so I am delighted to announce I will be maintaining regular visits to Mt Gambier where any member of the public will be able to meet with me and raise any issues they like.”

Ms Lensink’s next visit to Mt Gambier will be on Wednesday July 4.