A message from the Public Trustee of Queensland

Friday, 14 June 2019

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.

This was as a consequence of serious allegations, which could amount to misbehaviour under Section 9 of the Public Trustee Act 1978.

We wish to assure the public that no funds belonging to the Public Trustee’s clients have been affected by this decision, nor are they at risk.

The Public Trustee’s staff will continue to provide essential support to members of the Queensland community, including our free Will service, enduring powers of attorney services, deceased estate administration, management of investments and trusts, real estate services and financial administration for people with impaired capacity.

In the interim, the Governor in Council has approved for Mr Samay Zhouand to act as the Public Trustee of Queensland, effective immediately.

For further enquiries please contact the Public Trustee’s media team at media@pt.qld.gov.au

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