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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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Aug 18

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EDUCATION: Raising awareness on elder abuse

Seniors Rights Service has been extending its reach into diverse communities with a series of training and education sessions to share knowledge about people’s rights as they age.   In Fairfield, we were invited by the multicultural police liaison to take part in a panel discussion on ageing and the abuse of older people, ...

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Aug 18

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FOCUS: Seniors Rights Service at the United Nations

In February, Seniors Rights Service hosted the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference which culminated in the development of Abuse of Older People: An Australian Community Response. This report involved over 70 high level stakeholders in the field of elder abuse prevention coming to a consensus on a National Plan to tackle elder abuse. ...

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Jul 18

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BOOK LAUNCH: Richard McCullagh’s Australian Elder Law

Seniors Rights Service had the privilege of hosting the book launch of Richard McCullagh’s new Elder Law textbook Australian Elder Law: Accommodation, Agency and Remedies in Australia. This book is intended to assist the range of experts working within the expanding field of elder law by detailing how to identify and tackle ...

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Jun 18

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FORUM: Discussing elder abuse through theatre – Piano Forte

A video of a play developed to stimulate discussion around financial elder abuse, power of attorney and other legal issues has been screened to hundreds of people around NSW.   Titled Piano Forte, the play explores the mistreatment of older people, and the screenings, followed by panel discussions with local experts, aim to ...

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Jun 18

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FORUM: Discussing RESPECT in Port Macquarie: Your Rights. Your Voice

Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO was the keynote speaker at a double-header forum in Port Macquarie on June 4 in the lead-up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.   There were two sessions at the Respect For Older People forum at the Westport Club – a morning event for local seniors and one […]

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Jun 18

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FORUM: Partnering with AASHA

Almost 200 members of Sydney’s South Asian community have attended a forum aimed at improving legal literacy, stimulating conversation around financial and other forms of elder abuse, and decreasing the shame and stigma in the community around these issues.   Held at the Blacktown Seniors Citizens Centre on June 2, the ...

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Apr 18

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FOCUS: Preventing Sexual Abuse Of Older Women

Sexual abuse of older women is a difficult and sensitive topic, but one that must have a light shone on it if it is to be addressed.   Due to ageism and sexism in the Australian culture, older women are largely invisible and the sexual abuse of older women doubly so, according to Di Macleod, […]

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Apr 18

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FOCUS: New Initiatives In The Prevention Of Elder Abuse

A number of exciting Australian initiatives are helping create important and positive change in the area of elder abuse. Two such initiatives are the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), and Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA).   Speaking at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference, OPAN’s Dr Kate Barnett explained that the ...

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