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Capacity Australia’s vision is an inclusive community that respects individual’s abilities and which empowers people to make their own decisions with necessary supports when required. As a self-funded charity, Capacity Australia gratefully accepts any monetary donation, big or small.

Capacity Australia promotes an individual’s right to make their own decisions

Capacity Australia is a not-for-profit charity that promotes autonomy of decision-making. We believe that while autonomy of decision-making is paramount, it is equally important to ensure that where a person lacks capacity to make their own decisions, the necessary safeguards are in place to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation. We are a group of dedicated […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference was a Huge Success in September 2014

The 1st Annual International Capacity Conference “Capacity, Ethics and the Prevention of Abuse” was held in Hong Kong on 20th September 2014 and the event was a huge success. Experts from around the world joined to discuss matters related to human rights and decision-making capacity and positive feedback has arrived that we would like to share with all.

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Program

  Activity Speaker Topic 8.00- 8.30 Registration     8.30- 8.45 Welcome and opening address Professor Helen Chiu   8.45- 9.15 Keynote address Ass/Prof Carmelle Peisah, Australia Supported decision making: putting our actions where our mouths are in human rights  9.15- 9.45 Plenary Ass/Professor Joshua Tsoh, Hong Kong  Guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Program at a glance

  Activity Speaker Topic 8.00- 8.30 Registration     8.30- 8.45 Welcome and opening address Professor Helen Chiu   8.45- 9.15 Keynote address Ass/Prof Carmelle Peisah, Australia Supported decision making: putting our actions where our mouths are in human rights  9.15- 9.45 Plenary Ass/Professor Joshua Tsoh, Hong Kong  Guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in […]

Academic Resources

Capacity and end of life Reutens S., Peisah C. (2012) Capacity at the end of life: uneasy paternalism (letter) Med J Australia 196 (5): 312. Ryan CJ (1996) Betting your life: an argument against certain advance directives. Journal of Medical Ethics; 22(2):95-9. Ryan C.J.(1998) Matters of life and death: the challenge of CPR decision making: how can we improve […]

Related Links

Capacity and the Law “Capacity and the Law” by Nick O’Neill and Carmelle Peisah, is the first book to deal comprehensively with the issue of capacity and the common law and statute law in Australia over a wide range of the situations in which questions of capacity arise. Capacity Toolkit The Capacity Toolkit, produced by […]