Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan)
My constituency question is for the health minister, Minister Mikakos.
A constituent contacted my office seeking clarification on the stage 4 directions. The reason I want to raise it here is because we have been unable to ascertain a clear answer from DHHS.
Tylar is the executor of a deceased’s estate. He needs to clear out the property, which involves a range of activities, but it’s not clear if this task falls under either work or caregiving. The advice he has received has indicated that it might fall under caregiving, but if you are fined you can always challenge them.
It seems the DHHS are using similar tactics to fishing trawlers! Catch everyone then decide later. That is not a good enough response for Tylar and hundreds of others who are needed to clear out a deceased’s estate during this time. They do not want to do it if they are risking a fine! They need certainty now; they cannot wait for the next stage, whatever that be.
Thus, my question is, are people allowed to fulfil all their responsibilities as the executor of a deceased’s estate allowed under the current directions?