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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Family and Carers Forum

Pat Joyce, advocacy manager at Seniors Rights Service, represented aged-care advocates at a Family and Carers Forum, facilitated by writer and broadcaster Caroline Baum.   Also on the panel were Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers Australia; Kerry Marshall, manager of NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit; Rueben Sakey, head of ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Human Rights and Elder Rights

Stephen Etkind, a member of the Seniors Rights Service legal team and a lawyer at Salvos Legal, arranged and facilitated a session on human rights and elder rights, which was chaired by Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson.   This session addressed the issue of basic human rights of all people under international ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Barriers To Addressing Abuse Of Older Women

Diana Bernard, education manager at Seniors Rights Service, presented on Shame and Stigma as Barriers to Addressing Abuse Amongst Older Women at a session chaired by social consultant and Seniors Rights Service Board member David Puls.   Bernard discussed elder abuse workshops run in collaboration with the Older Women’s ...

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Apr 18

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CONFERENCE: Panel on ALRC elder abuse report

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Report into Elder Abuse came under the microscope when a group of legal experts, including Seniors Rights Service solicitor Melissa Chaperlin, took part in a panel discussion chaired by Dr Keith Suter, Progressing the Law Reform Agenda: Can We Achieve National Consistency?   Other ...

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Mar 18

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Podcast: Maria Berry on ABC Goulburn Murray

Maria Berry is a Health Consumer Representative and Consultant Advocate for Older People. On 19th February 2018 Maria spoke about the impact of the abuse of her father on her family in a moving and heartfelt speech on the opening plenary at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change.   On her return […]

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Feb 18

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Podcast: Dr Keith Suter discusses elder abuse

After spending two days at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change Dr Keith Suter summarises some of the key discussions and information gathered from the 2 day event in an interview with Brent Bultitude on 2SM.   Listen here:  

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Feb 18

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Video: Conference Ambassador Sue Pieters-Hawke

Please join us in welcoming Sue Pieters-Hawke as Ambassador for the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference – Together Making Change.   Sue grew up in a family committed to constructive social change and community engagement. Her father Bob Hawke is a former Prime Minister and her mother Hazel was a community worker, homemaker ...

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Feb 18

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Education News

Our Education Team is planning a number of exciting projects this year to continue to raise awareness about the rights of older people and the growing issue of elder abuse in Australian society.   In April, a new shopfront will be opening at Northcott Towers in Surry Hills, which will offer a range of services […]

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Feb 18

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News from our Legal service

On the 31 January one of our client’s got great news. With legal assistance from Senior Rights Service she was given the right to remain in her retirement village indefinitely.   Our client, an elderly woman, lives in a rural retirement village. She is one of the last of the original residents of that complex […]

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Feb 18

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News from our Advocacy service

This year Seniors Rights Service expands our provision and reach of aged care advocacy. We now have 5 advocate/education officers serving all people receiving aged care services throughout NSW, and their carers and families. With the addition of a new advocate now based in Dubbo, we are planning to add 2 more workers in regional […]

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