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Notice of hearing

    (1)     This section applies in relation to the hearing by the ACAT of a matter under this Act.

    (2)     Notice of the hearing must, as far as practicable, be given to—

        (a)     the person the subject of the hearing; and

        (b)     the person's domestic partner, parents, brothers and sisters; and

        (c)     each child of the person; and

        (d)     if the person has a carer who would not otherwise be given notice of the hearing under this section—the carer; and

        (e)     if the person has a guardian—the guardian; and

        (f)     if there is a manager of the person's property—the manager; and

        (g)     if an application is made under section 8AA (Manager for missing person's property)—the applicant; and

        (h)     the public trustee and guardian; and

              (i)     if the matter relates to an enduring power of attorney—each attorney under the power of attorney.

Example—people who must be given notice of hearing

Mr B has dementia and requires constant care. Mr B's brother (and guardian), his niece and a close family friend share his care. Each person must be given notice of a hearing in relation to a matter affecting Mr B.

    (3)     Subsection (2) does not limit the people to whom notice of the hearing may be given.

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