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09 Dec 19

Uluru Statement from the Heart

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07 Jan 20

Bushfire emergency statement

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08 Dec 19

Helping Seniors through Surry Hills Community Connect

Since October 2018, Seniors Rights Service has partnered with FACS NSW to provide free legal advice for housing estate residents through our Surry Hills Community Connect (SHCC) program. Our service aims to prevent and respond to issues of elder abuse in our local community and heighten our organisation’s engagement with seniors from diverse backgrounds. Our […]

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02 Dec 19

Government to set up mandatory Power of Attorney Register

The Council of Attorneys General in Adelaide have announced their plans to create a mandatory online register and set baseline minimum standards for Power of Attorney across the country. The coalition to fight elder financial abuse, backed by Bauer Media and comprised of the Australian Banking Association, the Seniors Rights Service, Elder Abuse Action Australia, […]

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26 Nov 19

Launch of COMPASS

Attorney-General Christian Porter has officially launched COMPASS, the new national knowledge hub and online resource dedicated to providing information on issues of elder abuse. As a founding member of Elder Abuse Action Australia, Seniors Rights Service is proud to fund the development of COMPASS in partnership with the Australian Government. Launched on 29th November 2019, […]

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25 Nov 19

Reconciliation Action Plan

Seniors Rights Service is proud to announce the launch of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Through linking, listening and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people we are proud to have developed and continue to work on our RAP. The organisation and in particular a small sub-committee of the company was guided […]

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24 Nov 19

52nd AAG Conference

The 52nd Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) was held on the 5th – 8th November 2019 in Sydney and brought together practitioners, professionals and stakeholders from all around Australia to connect with other professionals and learn about ways to improve the experience of ageing. Building on previous AAG conferences, this year’s conference theme was ‘Coming […]

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23 Nov 19

Pro Bono

Hosting three clinics a fortnight, Seniors Rights Service has developed our pro bono clinic by expanding relations with five law firms. These firms include Dentons, Baker McKenzie, Hall & Wilcox, Holding Redlich and Wotton & Kearney, and aim to help seniors over the phone. The pro bono team aims assist clients with legal issues by […]

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22 Nov 19

Info Bingo!

Seniors Rights Service has been hosting Info Bingo events all around New South Wales. The popular event brings together senior community members and provides valuable information all whilst having fun and the chance to win prizes. Recently we have had Info Bingo in Lismore, Windsor and Stockinbingal, all of which had a great community response. […]

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21 Nov 19

Paramatta Pals

Seniors Rights Service collaborated with Parramatta Pals to test our new website. The communications team has worked hard to develop a user friendly website and received great feedback and insight from the computer pals team. Parramatta Pals is a non-profit organisation offering a wide variety of technology classes. These classes are conducted by seniors, for […]

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