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Money, debt and fines

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Take control of your future decision-making: an introduction

Take control of your future decision-making: an introduction

April 2021

This guide walks you through the process of planning for your future decision-making and explains your options.

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Supported decision-making in Victoria: an introduction

Supported decision-making in Victoria: an introduction

March 2020

This guide explains ways adults in Victoria can appoint another person to support them in making decisions. This lets others know the person has authority to support you and overcomes privacy concerns.

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Guardianship and administration: an introduction

Guardianship and administration: an introduction

March 2020

This guide provides an overview of the new legislation, when guardianship or administration will be considered, and the roles and responsibilities of guardians and administrator

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Fines: the law, your options

Fines: the law, your options

October 2019

This free booklet is for anyone who has been fined in Victoria. It will help you understand your options.

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Learning the law

July 2019

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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Disagree with a Centrelink decision?

February 2019

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

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Law help guide 2018

Law help guide

January 2019

This free guide produced by the Victoria Law Foundation includes information and contact details to help people find free or low-cost legal services, complaint or dispute settlement services and private lawyers.

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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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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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Your voice – Trust your choice: Tips for seniors making enduring powers of attorney

July 2017

This free booklet is produced by the Office of the Public Advocate. It is for older people, and includes helpful tips, case studies, and sample wording to assist you to think about and make your enduring power of attorney.

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Your Will

June 2017

This booklet covers what you need to know if you are thinking of making or changing your Will in Victoria.

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What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals (education kit)

December 2016

A free education kit with videos about common legal problems that people newly arrived to Australia may encounter for use in English language classes and in community settings.

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