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Courier Mail

AN elderly man has lost his bid to regain control over his financial affairs which were taken over because he made hundreds of calls to sex chat lines.

The man, who says he made the calls for companionship, was first placed under orders in late 2006 after members of his family alleged he had made up to $20,000 worth of 190 calls a month over two years. They also alleged he was incapable of looking after himself and that he suffered dementia. He has since been cleared by medical experts of any clinical, cognitive and psychiatric dysfunction.

The man, who made tens of thousands of dollars worth of calls to 190 different numbers - told The Courier-Mail the tribunal had ruled that the financial administration orders, which gave control over his financial affairs to the Public Trustee, were to remain. But the tribunal revoked guardianship orders which had vested control over other aspects of his life to the Office of the Adult Guardian.

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