Law Week 2016 Justice Journeys

Office of the Public Guardian

No day is the same for our staff who participated in the 2016 Justice Journey’s program. Gain an insight into their role and responsibilities within the justice and legal sector and read about their experiences.

While they work in very different roles, Tara and Melissa both protect the rights and interests of some of Queensland’s most vulnerable people.

Tara Millard and Melissa Wilson work for the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) in Townsville, helping protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of vulnerable people across North Queensland.

As a Child Advocate Legal-Officer, Melissa advocates for children and young people in the child protection system, ensuring their views are taken into consideration when decisions are made that affect them and their care arrangements.

Tara, as a Senior Adult Guardian, makes substitute decisions on behalf of adults with impaired decision making capacity.