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State Trustees lose clients’ life savings – February 1, 2015
The state-owned company that administers the estates of disabled and mentally-impaired Victorians has lost their savings by investing in high-risk funds.

The Brumby Dump: State Trustee report kept a secret – OCT 26, 2010
The Victorian Treasury is refusing to release a report on how State Trustees administers the financial affairs of vulnerable Victorians.

Australian Productivity Commission Submission 133 – Gippsland Carers Association Inc – Disability Care and Support – Public inquiry
The failed and failing state managed disability services system is clear evidence of critical neglect, indifference and discrimination in delivering to people with dependent disabilities the support they should have in a humane society. The real choices they have a right to expect under anti-discrimination legislation do not exist – 26 July 2010 (PDF 23 pages)

State Trustees Limited: Management of represented persons
Victorian Auditor-General’s Report February 2012 (PDF 40 pages)
Among the most vulnerable members of the community, represented persons are those deemed incapable of managing their own affairs due to disability, mental illness, injury or other incapacitating circumstances. State Trustees Limited is the administrator for over 10 000 represented persons in Victoria.

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST STATE TRUSTEES LTD – April 2003
REPORT of THE OMBUDSMAN (PDF 136 pages)
In March 2002 there was considerable media interest in a report that an elderly woman had been removed from her home against her wishes and prevented from returning. The decisions and actions were largely attributed by the media involved to State Trustees Ltd (STL) although subsequently it became clear that these decisions and actions were the responsibility of the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA).