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Vision and values


OPA's vision is for a just and inclusive society that respects and promotes the dignity and human rights of all people.

OPA's purpose is to promote and protect the rights and interests of people with disability, and work to eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation.


In all activities and relationships, OPA strives to demonstrate:

Respect: treat everyone equally and with dignity and justice, accept each person's individuality, acknowledge diversity and promote self-determination

Compassion: accept people as they are and understand, acknowledge and have empathy for their circumstances

Inclusiveness: strive to empower all people to contribute and participate

Ethical behaviour: act at all times in a principled and informed manner, treat people fairly, accept accountability and uphold justice

Independence: be free-thinking, unbiased and impartial, and challenge the status quo.