• A 'special motivation' to serve the Aboriginal community

    A 'special motivation' to serve the Aboriginal community

    As part of National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June), OPA invited the chair of the Koorie Heritage Trust, Mr Ian Hamm, a Yorta Yorta man, to officially launch its new Aboriginal practice guide for OPA staf.

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  • Public Advocate welcomes new guardianship laws

    Public Advocate welcomes new guardianship laws

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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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  • Updated: 'Can your adult patient consent?' flowchart and app

    Updated: 'Can your adult patient consent?' flowchart and app

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  • New guides to medical decision making

    New guides to medical decision making

    Making medical treatment decisions for someone else can be hard, especially when decisions need to be made quickly.

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  • Joan Scott inducted into 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women

    Joan Scott inducted into 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women

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  • Watch online: Disabling Justice

    Watch online: Disabling Justice

    Why the system fails people with disability and mental illness. 

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2018 Annual Report tabled  

The report thanks the State Government for recognising in its budget the substantial increase in need for OPA’s services in recent years, and notes the impact of changes in medical treatment legislation and the NDIS on the work of the office.

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