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Mar 19

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Launch of the Commonwealth’s National Plan to address elder abuse in Australia

Seniors Rights Service welcomes the launch of the Commonwealth’s National Plan to address elder abuse in Australia. The Plan has come about after recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission‘s 2017 report titled Elder Abuse: A National Legal Response. Also the community sector across Australia has been calling for a ...

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Feb 19

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ADVOCACY on the mid-north coast

Our regional advocate, Jill, has been very active supporting older people through a range of activities. Recently she participated in the Community Safety Precinct Committee to discuss ways to reduce crime in the region. Other participants in the committee include Senior Constable Steve Cherry, District Commander Paul Fehon, ...

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Feb 19

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EVENTS: What we’re up to in February

In February we are involved in over 20 events, as well as visiting many aged care facilities, retirement villages and Men’s Sheds around NSW. Here’s a snapshot of a busy month which includes NSW Seniors Festival, Yabun, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and our work with a diverse range of communities.   On Sunday […]

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Feb 19

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FESTIVAL: Yabun 2019

Seniors Rights Service was proud to take part, for the very first time, in the annual Yabun gathering at Victoria Park in Sydney on 26th January. This fabulous festival celebrates the proud history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through music, dance, discussion and activities.   Yabun is ...

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Dec 18

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SYMPOSIUM: Women, Ageing & Disadvantage

From the very opening moments of the Women, Ageing and Disadvantage symposium, hosted by Seniors Rights Service in November, the focus was on the importance of respect for older people.   Speakers at the symposium, which attracted an audience of 120 with another 100 people tuning in via a live webcast, approached the issue of ...

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Nov 18

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EDUCATION: Video project goes on the road

First, journalist Ellen Fanning conducted a fascinating series of interviews with experts at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference. Next, Seniors Rights Service developed the 18 interviews – covering a broad range of topics around elder abuse – into educational video kits, along with discussion sheets and recommended ...

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Nov 18

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FOCUS: Strata Tour

Did you know that free and confidential legal advice and advocacy is available to all seniors living in strata arrangements?   As you know, Seniors Rights Service provides free, confidential advocacy, advice, education and legal services to older people in New South Wales.   And our solicitors are currently (in October and ...

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Nov 18

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REGIONAL FOCUS: International Day of Older Persons in Port Macquarie

“Think global, act local”, the saying goes. And that’s what members of the Hastings Elder Abuse Prevention Network did to recognise the International Day of Older Persons in October.   The 2018 theme for the global United Nations event was “celebrating older human rights champions” – recognising older people ...

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Aug 18

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FOCUS: Advocacy in the Riverina

Tammy Cabban recently joined Seniors Rights Service as our aged care advocate/education officer in the Riverina, based in Wagga. She has had a busy first few months and says she is excited to be building her reach across south-west New South Wales.   My first couple of months at Seniors Rights Service as the Wagga […]

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Aug 18

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LEGAL NEWS: At work on the National Plan on Elder Abuse

Seniors Rights Service principal solicitor Tom Cowen and assistant principal solicitor Jennifer Smythe, along with Lewis Kaplan, then CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), attended the National Plan On Elder Abuse consultation session along with many other sector representatives.   The Council of ...

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