• Celebrating 30 years of the Independent Third Person Program

    Celebrating 30 years of the Independent Third Person Program

    Victoria's Governor, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, acknowledged the important contribution of volunteers at an afternoon tea at Government House.

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  • OPA volunteer Robyn Cunningham named Ballarat's Senior of the Year

    OPA volunteer Robyn Cunningham named Ballarat's Senior of the Year

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  • NDIS an illusion for people with complex needs

    NDIS an illusion for people with complex needs

    A new report, which draws heavily on 12 case studies of OPA clients, demonstrates the significant human impact and harm caused when people receive inadequate supports under the NDIS.

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  • Community Visitors report 64% increase in mental health violence

    Community Visitors report 64% increase in mental health violence

    Abuse, violence and neglect continue to be an issue for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable, according to this year’s Community Visitors Annual Report.

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  • OPA volunteers honoured

    OPA volunteers honoured

    Two of OPA's long-standing volunteers have been honoured at the Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champion Awards 2018.

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  • Can your adult patient consent? A new app for health practitioners

    Can your adult patient consent? A new app for health practitioners

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  • 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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