Organisation

Office of the Public Advocate (Qld)

Report

Legal frameworks for the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care: an analysis of Australian and international jurisdictions

The unregulated use of restrictive practices in aged care settings is unlawful and amounts to elder abuse. This paper explores the laws, policies and practices in relation to the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.
Report

Decision-making support and Queensland's guardianship system: a systemic advocacy report

This report examines the extent to which Queensland’s guardianship system upholds the right of people to make their own decisions. The report found that aspects of Queensland's guardianship legislation uphold and support a person's decision-making autonomy, but it also imposes limits to supported decision-making. It...
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Upholding the right to life and health: a review of the deaths in care of people with disability in Queensland

The deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care in Queensland between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. The review highlighted numerous risk factors and vulnerabilities, and identified key areas in the delivery of health and disability services that require reform. The report presents...