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Dogs, cats, neighbours and you cover

Dogs, cats, neighbours and you

April 2018

This booklet explains the responsibilities of pet owners in Victoria and the rights of neighbours.

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Take Control

Take control

March 2018

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 cover

Side by side

March 2018

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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Guardianship and administration

March 2018

This free brochure, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, gives an overview of guardianship and administration for people with disability.

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Making an enduring power of attorney

Making an enduring power of attorney

March 2018

This brochure gives an overview of making an enduring power of attorney. It has been updated to incorporate changes in the law with the commencement of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 on 12 March 2018.

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Making an advance care directive

Making an advance care directive

March 2018

This brochure gives an overview of how an when an advance care directive is used, as well as the difference between a values directive and an instructional directive contained within the advance care directive.

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Appointing a medical treatment decision maker

Appointing a medical treatment decision maker

March 2018

This brochure gives an overview of the role of a medical treatment decision maker, and how you can appoint a medical treatment decision maker under the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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Role of a medical support person

March 2018

This free brochure, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, gives an overview of the role of the medical support person.

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Abuse is not OK

March 2018

This is an Easy English resource that helps people understand what is abuse and where to get help.

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Bike law

February 2018

This booklet explains road rules for bicycle riders in Victoria. It has information about how to ride safely and responsibly.

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Safe at home: what can I do about family violence? (Arabic)

Safe at home: what can I do about family violence? (Arabic)

January 2018

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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Safe at home: what can i do about family violence? (Chinese)

Safe at home: what can I do about family violence? (Chinese)

January 2018

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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Safe at home: what can I do about family violence? (Vietnamese)

Safe at home: what can I do about family violence? (Vietnamese)

January 2018

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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Fines: the law, your options

Fines: the law, your options

December 2017

This free booklet will help you understand your options for dealing with fines.

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