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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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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Age of consent wallet card

February 2017

This wallet-sized card explains the law about age of consent.

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Cyberbullying wallet card

February 2017

This wallet-sized card explains cyberbullying and the law. The card also includes information on where to get help.

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Sex and consent wallet card

February 2017

This wallet-sized card explains sex and consent and the law. The card also includes information on where to get help.

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Sexting, selfies and nudies wallet card

February 2017

This wallet-sized card explains the law about sexting, selfies and nudies. The card also includes information on where to get help.

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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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