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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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Apr 18

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Seniors Festival 2018: On the road in NSW

Over the 12 days of 2018 NSW Seniors Festival, Seniors Rights Service participated in more than 40 community events throughout NSW. Here are some of the highlights:   Royal Easter Show About 700 people dropped in when Seniors Rights Service held a stall on Seniors Day at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show. Visitors were keen to […]

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Transformative Social and Interactive Education

Nalika Padmasena, a solicitor with Seniors Rights Service, and Amrit Versha, founder and director of rights-based not-for-profit Third Space, used digital storytelling to consider education strategies among culturally and linguistically diverse communities regarding elder abuse.   In a session titled Circles of Transformative ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Getting Behind Closed Doors

The lack of face-to-face support services in regional/remote areas – services able to go into home settings to assist vulnerable people identified as at risk of financial abuse – was the focus of a presentation by Margaret Crothers, a Seniors Rights Service advocate, and Kate Partington, Shoalhaven community aged-care manager and ...

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