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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? (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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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? (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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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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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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Police powers: your rights in Victoria

September 2017

This free booklet is a general guide to help you when you deal with the police.

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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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