Guardianship laws debated by Qld MPs

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk agreed to introduce the legislation during a COAG meeting in 2017.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk agreed to introduce the legislation during a COAG meeting in 2017.

Laws intended to improve safeguards for individuals with impaired capacity will be supported by the Queensland's opposition.

The Palaszczuk government says it would make existing laws more consistent with human rights and allow the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal to appoint an administrator to make financial decisions for missing persons, among other reforms.

Liberal National Party MP David Janetzki told Parliament on Tuesday opposition members won't block the Bill at a vote.

"A clear and workable guardianship framework is paramount if Queenslanders with impaired capacity are to have strengthened safeguards," he said.

"The Bill will have a practical impact on people who lack the cognitive capacity to consent and make decisions on their own."

Later this week laws that would make it harder for people accused of having links to terrorism to be released on bail or parole will be up for debate.

If passed it would mean there would be a presumption against bail, parole and release for people who have shown support for or are associated with terrorist activity.

The Bill states that activity is not limited to a specific terrorist act and includes acts that have not happened.

Australian Associated Press