OPA publishes articles on important issues relating to its mission in various media outlets.
John Chesterman, 2013. ‘The future of adult guardianship in federal Australia’, Australian Social Work, vol 66, pp. 26-38.
Michael Williams, John Chesterman and Philip Grano, 2012. ‘Challenging Australia’s “closed” model of neonatal care: The need for reform following Re Baby D (No. 2)’, Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 19. pp. 835-853
‘Restrictions on the Liberty of People with Disabilities: The View from the Office of the Public Advocate’, in B. Naylor et al (eds), Monitoring and Oversight of Human Rights in Closed Environments: Proceedings of a Roundtable (Monash University Law Faculty), pp. 65-79.
Permanent discharge: Deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria (PDF 592KB)
Journal of Law and Medicine, September 2011
The Case for Dignity as the Governing Principle of Adult Guardianship
Res Publica Vol.19 No.1, 2010.
Reforming Powers of Attorney Laws
Law Institute Journal, December 2010, p. 68.
Adult Guardianship: Human Rights or Social Justice? (PDF 143KB)
Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 18, 2010.
The Review of Victoria’s Guardianship Legislation: State Policy Development in an Age of Human Rights
Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 69, pp. 61-5.
‘Capacity in Victorian Guardianship Law: Options for Reform’, Monash University Law Review,vol. 36, pp. 84-102.
The Sharp End of Policy, Projects and Research (PDF 24KB)
Newsletter of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Psychiatry November 2009.
Ten Things I Learned Working at the Office of the Public Advocate (PDF 99KB)
Practice Reflexions,Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009
What force should we give to advance health statements?
Australian Policy Online, 20 September 2009
How do we decide the fate of another? (PDF 78KB)
The Age, 5 September 2009