The Public Trustee warns Queenslanders to keep an eye out for potential financial abuse
Seniors are at greater risk of elder abuse going under the radar due to COVID -19. The Acting Public Trustee and CEO, Samay Zhouand said that due to the pandemic, we are seeing increased isolation and a reduced line of sight on members of the community who are at greater risk of elder abuse.
Claiming over $160 million in unclaimed money just got easier
Now it’s a whole lot easier to navigate the claims process through the Public Trustee’s unclaimed money portal due to the launch of an easy-to-use, online, interactive guide.
New initiatives help improve support for customers with disability
It’s Disability Action Week and the Public Trustee is introducing a range of support initiatives for customers with a cognitive disability.
It’s Queensland Wills Week 2020!
Are you getting married or celebrating the birth of a child? It’s time to update your will. When major changes happen in your life, thinking about your will might not be top of mind.
Public Trustee Customers First promise published in new Social Responsibility Charter
Being socially and fiscally responsive, making decisions that enhance the dignity, rights and interests of Queenslanders, and continuous improvement are just some of the core principles of the Public Trustee’s customer commitment outlined in the agency’s first Social Responsibility Charter.
Public Trustee cites significant growth and community contribution
The Public Trustee’s 2019 – 2020 Annual Report has been tabled in parliament citing significant growth and a record contribution of over $38 million in Community Service Obligations.
"Customer at the centre" of Public Trustee’s Strategic Plan 2020-24
To deliver on the agency’s vision to provide security and peace of mind for Queenslanders, the Public Trustee has released its Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 – with the focus clearly on the rights of the customer.
Plan ahead this EOFY and get your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney in order
The end of June signifies the time of year to get your finances in order, especially your tax returns, but it’s also a great time to get your life documents, such as your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, up to date.
PT real estate auctions are back!
The Public Trustee’s real estate auctions are back as COVID-19 restrictions ease and the state government’s ban on public open homes and on-site auctions is lifted.
Vulnerable Queenslanders reclaim $80,000
The Public Trustee has helped vulnerable Queenslanders claim government funding and entitlements of more than $80,000 in the past 12 months.
Public Trustee encourages Queenslanders to protect themselves against elder abuse
In support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Monday 15 June, the Public Trustee is raising awareness of elder abuse and reminding elderly Queenslanders how they can help protect themselves against potential financial abuse.
Community groups benefit from $3 million in grants
Twenty-five Queensland charities with a focus on environment and human health will benefit from $500,000 in recent grants, bringing the total grants provided by the Queensland Community Foundation since January to $3 million.
Calling Queenslanders to help protect seniors from financial elder abuse
After recent media reports that Coronavirus restrictions have led to a rise in elder abuse cases, the Public Trustee is reminding families, friends and neighbours to keep an eye out on our seniors for potential financial abuse.
Instant online quotes for administering deceased estates
Queenslanders can now get an instant estimate on the cost of the Public Trustee administering a deceased estate using the Public Trustee’s pilot online fee estimator – the first Public Trustee fee estimator in Australia.
Public Trustee helps Maryborough customers in tough financial times
The Public Trustee has been working with major banks, lenders, service providers and other agencies to assist vulnerable residents with access to hardship relief.
Minor trusts help support home schooling during COVID-19
Having money set aside in trust for a rainy day can be a blessing when an unexpected event like COVID-19 occurs and unplanned costs such as home schooling arise.
Queenslanders demand for Wills increased by 30%
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, Queenslanders are using their time in isolation to get their affairs in order causing a spike in Will appointments at the Public Trustee.
Queenslanders urged to check: up to $150 million in unclaimed moneys
Due to a change of name or address, lost paperwork, or simply forgetting about it, some people may not have received money that is owed to them.
Public Trustee encourages women to plan for their future on IWD 2020
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March, the Public Trustee is reminding Queensland women about the importance of planning for their future, and the future of their loved ones.
Public Trustee launches online search of estate properties for sale
Buying deceased estate property in Queensland has been made easier with a new property search now available through the Public Trustee’s website.
QATSIF named as finalist for community group of the year award
The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Queensland Community Achievement Awards (QCAA).
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability opens in Brisbane
The long-awaited Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has officially opened in Brisbane during Disability Action Week.
QATSIF nominated semi-finalists in Community Achievement Awards
Congratulations to Queensland Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) who have been nominated as a semi-finalist in the Queensland Community Achievement Awards.
New online resource hub for Queensland’s housing and homelessness sector
Over 100 people turned out for the launch of Q Shelter’s new digital resource hub named The Deck.
2019 Queensland Wills Week
The Public Trustee is hosting Queensland Wills Week again this year to raise awareness about the importance of having a valid and up-to-date will.
A message from the Public Trustee of Queensland
Last night, a statement was released to the media from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath stating that the Governor in Council had approved a recommendation to immediately suspend the Public Trustee of Queensland, Mr Peter Carne, pending a show cause notice.