The Public Advocate performs a range of general functions under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993.

In undertaking systemic advocacy to protect and promote the rights and safety of South Australians with impaired decision-making capacity, the Public Advocate writes submissions and prepares consultation papers which are presented to Ministers and senior government officials.


OPA submission to the Ageing and Adult and Safeguarding Act review (PDF, 260.3 KB) - submission, June 2022

NDIS impact on SA participants with complex needs who are, or are at risk of, living in inappropriate accommodation for long periods (PDF, 383.3 KB) - submission, August 2022

Review of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (PDF, 226.9 KB) - submission, May 2022

National Disability Advocacy Framework 2022-2025 (PDF, 202.6 KB) - submission, July 2022

Supported Decision-making and Guardianship: Proposals for reform (PDF, 189.7 KB) - submission to the Disability Royal Commission, June 2022

Inquiry into the future of the NDIS (PDF, 715.0 KB) - response to the Joint Standing Committee, February 2022


National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Bill 2021 (PDF, 270.7 KB) - submission, October 2021

An Ordinary Life at Home (PDF, 302.2 KB) - National Disability Insurance Scheme Consultation Paper, August 2021

Safeguards and Quality (PDF, 260.5 KB) - submission to the Disability Royal Commission, February 2021

Access and Eligibility (PDF, 323.3 KB) - National Disability Insurance Agency Consultation papers, February 2021


NDIS Support Coordination Submission (PDF, 524.7 KB) - discussion paper, September 2020

National Disability Strategy - Stage 2 consultations (PDF, 1.0 MB) - submission, July 2020


Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS (PDF, 11.9 MB) - September 2019