Office of the Public Advocate (Qld)

Owning Institution:

Improving the regulation of restrictive practices in Queensland: a way forward

This paper argues that regulations that authorise and monitor the use of restrictive practices should encourage minimal usage of restrictive practices, provide conditions for their use, include safeguards and protections for those people on whom they are used, and contain clear guidance for those who...

Preserving the financial futures of vulnerable Queenslanders

This review was undertaken to explore concerns raised by people under administration with the Public Trustee, their families and supporters, about the level and types of Public Trustee fees and charges, and their negative effect on financial outcomes for people under administration.

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.

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.