An order has been made and I want to know why
It will usually be apparent from the hearing why an order has been made.
The Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 enables any person who was aggrieved by a decision of the Board to request a statement of reasons. Such a request must be in writing. A statement of reasons will explain the reasons why the Board came to its decision.
The statement will contain:
- A list of the evidence and information that the Board used to make its decision
- Discussion about what occurred at the hearing
- Interpretation of how the legislation relates to the facts and evidence of the case
- Explanations about why orders were made or not made.
You should make your request for a statement of reasons within 21 days of the date of the order of the Board. The statement will then be delivered to you within 21 days.