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Office of the Public Advocate (Vic)


Reflections on guardianship: the law and practice in Victoria

The Office of the Public Advocate reflects in this report on how guardianship can protect and promote the rights of people with disability, but also identifies concerning patterns of over-reliance on guardianship to fill service gaps, and service systems that operate in ways that do...
Annual Report

Community visitors annual report 2020–2021

Community Visitors are volunteers who play a vital role in safeguarding the rights of people with disability and fostering their inclusion in the community. This report includes changes and challenges to the community visitors program during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Securing their future: planning for the future when you care for a person with disability

This guide is written for parents, relatives or significant others in the lives of Victorian adults who do not have capacity to make some decisions, or who may need support to make some decisions. It has been created to help carers ensure the person they...

Decision time: activating the rights of adults with cognitive disability

This report is a policy contribution relating to a number of matters that could enable Australia to better recognise and enliven the rights of people who, at times, need support with making decisions.

"I'm too scared to come out of my room": preventing and responding to violence and abuse between co-residents in group homes

This report, informed by the lived experience of residents of disability group homes, makes recommendations to tackle how those systems should be adapted to protect people with disability from their co-residents.