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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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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 - 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 - 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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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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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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Compulsory treatment plan

Compulsory treatment plans: Do you need help from a lawyer?

September 2016

This free Easy English fact sheet is for people living at the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service. It can help them get ready for going to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal about a compulsory treatment plan.

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Supervised treatment order

Supervised treatment orders: do you need help from a lawyer?

September 2016

This free Easy English fact sheet can help you get ready for going to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal about a supervised treatment order.

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Are you on a treatment order?

July 2016

A free booklet containing information about treatment orders, revoking your order and getting free legal help.

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Are you on a treatment order? (Arabic)

June 2016

A free booklet containing information about treatment orders, revoking your order and getting free legal help.

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Are you on a treatment order? (Simplified Chinese)

June 2016

A free booklet containing information about treatment orders, revoking your order and getting free legal help.

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Are you on a treatment order? (Traditional Chinese)

June 2016

A free booklet containing information about treatment orders, revoking your order and getting free legal help.

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Are you on a treatment order? (Dari)

June 2016

A free booklet containing information about treatment orders, revoking your order and getting free legal help.

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