• Public Advocate honours Amaze

    Public Advocate honours Amaze

    2018 Public Advocate Award recognises outstanding work for people with autism and their families.

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  • 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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  • Victorian Carer Strategy launched

    Victorian Carer Strategy launched

    Sets out a framework to better recognise and support carers over the next four years.

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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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  • 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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  • OPA awarded Communication Access Symbol

    OPA awarded Communication Access Symbol

    Recognisies 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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