State of Western Australia
The Office of the Public Advocate in Western Australia (OPA) 'works to promote and protect the human rights of more than 65,000 Western Australian adults with decision-making disabilities.' As well as describing what they do, the OPA's website 'provides information to help families, friends, carers, health professionals, legal practitioners, primary care givers and accommodation service providers, to meet the needs of adults with decision-making disabilities.'
Sources used to compile this entry: Bagdonavicius, Pauline, 'Looking Back: Looking Forward - Lessons Learnt from Redress', in Families in Law: Investigation, Intervention and Protection. 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Western Australia) Congress, http://www.publicadvocate.wa.gov.au/_files/Speech_lessons_learnt_from_Redress.pdf.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 20 January 2012, Last modified: 21 August 2013