• Public Advocate honoured for work supporting the most marginalised

    Public Advocate honoured for work supporting the most marginalised

    Colleen Pearce presented with honorary doctorate from RMIT University.

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  • New edition of Side by Side available

    New edition of Side by Side available

    A guide for people wanting support to make decisions. Includes information and forms to appoint a medical support person and supportive attorney.

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  • New edition of Take Control now available

    New edition of Take Control now available

    Updated to reflect new legislation which came into effect 12 March 2018.

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  • New procedures for health practitioners

    New procedures for health practitioners

    For when your patient can't consent and there is no person responsible to provide consent. New legislation came into effect on 12 March 2018.

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  • OPA awarded Communication Access Symbol

    OPA awarded Communication Access Symbol

    OPA's Reception and Advice Service have been awarded the Communication Access Symbol, recognising our commitment to ensuring people who have communication difficulties are able to communicate successfully with our office.

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  • New legal resources help empower Aboriginal Victorians

    New legal resources help empower Aboriginal Victorians

    Attorney-General launches joint OPA-VALS project.

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  • Additional information for lawyers

    Additional information for lawyers

    More detailed information for lawyers who advise clients in relation to enduring powers of attorney and in proceedings at the Guardianship List of VCAT.

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New edition of 
Securing their future

The publication sets out in simple terms, how those caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability can protect and safeguard their futures.

It has been updated to incorporate recent legislative change .

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