• Launch of national guide to financial powers of attorney laws

    Launch of national guide to financial powers of attorney laws

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  • Think before giving your powers away

    Think before giving your powers away

    Greater focus on importance of future planning for the Office of the Public Advocate

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  • Australia Day Honours

    Australia Day Honours

    Public Advocate, former volunteer recognised in 2020 Australia Day Awards.

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  • Awards recognise police overcoming communication barriers

    Awards recognise police overcoming communication barriers

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  • Submission to Disability Royal Commission

    Submission to Disability Royal Commission

    Violence by co-residents in group homes

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  • New resource: The right of people to make their own medical decisions

    New resource: The right of people to make their own medical decisions

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  • SDA residency agreements: Notifications to the Public Advocate

    SDA residency agreements: Notifications to the Public Advocate

    Under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, SDA providers are required to notify the Public Advocate when they issue or receive certain notices.

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  • Information in your language

    Information in your language

    New OPA fact sheets provide information about planning for your future in 17 community languages

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This landmark research report identifying abuse and violence between co-residents of disability group homes was tabled as OPA's submission to the Royal Commission at its Melbourne public hearings.

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