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Office of the Public Advocate

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The Office of the Public Advocate protects and promotes the rights, autonomy and participation of all Queenslanders with impaired decision-making capacity through statutory systems advocacy.

Key priority areas are:

  • Elder Abuse � the establishment of partnerships and research initiatives designed to contribute to coherent and integrated policy responses to elder abuse.

  • Guardianship � examining the guardianship system in Queensland to ensure the protection of rights and sustainability of the system.

  • Social Inclusion - a number of research initiatives designed to contribute to debate and the promotion and protection of rights and interests for meaningful participation in all aspects of community life.

  • Supported Decision-Making � exploring options that will promote greater autonomy for individuals and enhance the sustainability of Queensland�s guardianship system.

The Office of the Public Advocate does not undertake advocacy on individual matters, however individual matters can inform our work. You can inform the Office of the Public Advocate about issues experienced directly or which you may be aware of. This information may contribute toward evidence of system related issues that the Office of the Public Advocate can respond to.

For information on individual advocacy services, see the Queensland Government People with disability portal.

Last updated 18 December 2015