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What are the adult guardianship principles and how do they guide decision-making?

The guardianship principles are set out in the Guardianship of Adults Act 2016 to provide a framework for guardians to make decisions. These principles apply to everyone using their authority under the Guardianship Act, including private guardians, the Public Guardian, the Public Trustee and the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

If you would like to talk to someone about guardianship please call 1800 810979 or view our factsheet: Understanding the adult guardianship principles