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Family violence intervention order applications – for affected family members

September 2017

This free fact sheet will help affected family members understand what an intervention order is, why you need to see a lawyer and how they can help, and what might happen at court.

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How to respond to a family violence intervention order

September 2017

This free booklet is about family violence intervention orders. It explains what intervention orders are and how they work.

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Your life, your choice - Planning for your future

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But, in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about your medical care or personal and financial matters. Learn about how you can choose someone now to make these types of decisions for you, if this happens.

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Your life, your choice - Planning for your future by making powers of attorney

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But, in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about your personal and financial matters. This fact sheet explains how you can choose someone now to make these types of decisions for you, if this happens.

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Your life, your choice - Medical treatment decisions

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about you medical treatment. This fact sheet explains different ways you can help your family and doctors know what you want or do not want, if you get sick.

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Your life, your choice - Guardianship and Administration

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But if you cannot make decisions for yourself, due to disability or illness, and you do not have a power of attorney, you may need a guardian. This fact sheet explains when and how a guardian or administrator may be appointed.

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Your life, your choice

August 2017

This brochure explains different ways you can plan for your future. It includes contact details for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Office of the Public Advocate who can help you learn more.

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Take control: a guide to making enduring powers of attorney

May 2017

This free booklet, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, explains how to make powers of attorney and guardianship and includes the forms.

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Side by side: A guide to appointing supportive attorneys

May 2017

This free booklet, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, for people with disability and people who support people with disability, explains how to appoint a supportive attorney and includes the form.

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Learning the law

April 2017

Learning the law is an online suite of tools for secondary specialist school teachers to teach students about fines and driving laws.

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Sex, young people and the law (education kit)

March 2017

A free legal education kit for educators to assist young people to understand their legal rights and responsibilities and make informed decisions about sex and relationships.

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Safe at home: how to get a family violence intervention order (English)

February 2017

This free booklet is about family violence intervention orders. It can help you, or someone you know who has experienced violence at home.

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Disagree with a Centrelink decision?

February 2017

This free pamphlet is for people who disagree with a Centrelink decision and want to do something about it.

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