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21 February 2024

ANZCCGA Meeting Communique

21 February 2024

ANZCCGA Joint Statement on Isolation in Youth Detention

14 February 2024

Appointment of a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people sends powerful message to families and communities.

12 June 2023

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is coming up - do you know the signs of elder abuse, or where to go for help?

17 February 2023

Statement from the Public Guardian

15 March 2022

Statement from the Public Guardian

14 May 2019

There are immediate solutions available to remove children from watch houses 

5 March 2019

Queensland Public Guardian welcomes disability royal commission

12 December 2018

Statement from Queensland Public Guardian, Natalie Siegel-Brown, in response to review into raising the age of criminal culpability

20 November 2018

Office of the Public Guardian gives a voice to more Queenslanders than ever before

15 November 2018

Queensland Public Guardian renews call for a national community visitor program in the aged care sector after welcoming the State Government decision to retain the program at Queensland disability sites

25 October 2018

Queensland Public Guardian meets with banks to encourage reporting of financial abuse against vulnerable Queenslanders to her office

19 September 2018

Queensland Public Advocate and Public Guardian jointly welcome Royal Commission and call for the specific examination of restraint in aged care

24 July 2018

Public Guardian recognises excellence by the health sector in upholding human rights

15 June 2018

Queensland Public Guardian backs calls from Public Advocate to regulate the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care

11 June 2018

Public Guardian recognises excellence by the mental health sector in upholding human rights

29 May 2018

Public Guardian recognises excellence by the community sector in upholding human rights

30 November 2017

International Day for People with Disability reminds us of our international human rights obligation to give a voice to the voiceless

15 September 2017

The Public Guardian applauds new youth justice changes

11 August 2017

Public Guardian's safeguards for children and young people in care stronger than ever before

21 June 2017

If we are serious about ridding all forms of elder abuse, then we must ban the unlawful use of restraint in aged care

28 April 2017

Statement from the Public Guardian regarding the youth detention report

7 April 2017

Are people with psychosocial disabilities really getting a fair go under the NDIS?

4 April 2017

Changing negative perceptions this National Youth Week

23 February 2017

Public Guardian commends work to strengthen Child Protection Act 1999

8 September 2016

The Public Guardian welcomes the Queensland Government's landmark decision to move 17-year- olds out of adult prisons

27 July 2016

Alleged abuse in youth detention centres

25 July 2016

Welcome to Natalie Siegel Brown, Queensland's new Public Guardian

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