Advocacy

The Office of the Public Advocate accepts some individual advocacy work but is mainly concerned with systems advocacy. The office speaks for and supports people with mental incapacity by reporting on situations that infringe upon their rights and interests.

The Public Advocate can make recommendations to the Minister for Health, the Minister for Social Justice and the Attorney-General for legislative and operational change, and can require the Attorney-General to submit a report on any matter to both Houses of State Parliament.

A range of fact sheets and other resources are provided by the Office of the Public Advocate

Legislative advice

The Office of the Public Advocate gives advice about three pieces of legislation:

  1. Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 SA
  2. Mental Health Act 2009 SA
  3. Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 SA.
Last updated: 
Monday, 13 October 2014
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