The Queensland Government is to establish a Public Trustee Advisory and Monitoring Board to enhance the transparency and public accountability of Queensland’s Public Trustee.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said last week that the new board would deliver on the Government’s commitment to establish a board and was part of the response to a report by the Public Advocate that reviewed the Public Trustee’s fees, charges and practices.
“The Public Trustee performs a vital role in our community, including providing financial management services to more than 10,000 Queenslanders each year,” Ms Fentiman said.
“The Public Trustee Advisory and Monitoring Board will provide additional oversight over the Public Trustee to enhance transparency and public accountability of the service the organisation provides.
“The board will monitor the performance of the Public Trustee’s functions, provide advice and make recommendations about how the performance of these functions can be improved.”
The board will consist of a combination of community members with relevant fiscal, seniors and disability, and legal knowledge, qualifications and skills, as well as senior public officers.