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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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Feb 18

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Video: Samantha Edmonds – National LGBTI Health Alliance

Recently we spoke with Sam Edmonds, manager of Silver Rainbow Ageing and Aged Care Projects at the National LGBTI Health Alliance, which provides national coordination and support activities to promote the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of LGBTI awareness training to create an LGBTI inclusive aged care sector ...

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Jan 18

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Video: Together Making Change – a message from the CEO & President

In the lead-up to Together Making Change – the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference the CEO of Seniors Rights Service Russell Westacott and the President Craig Gear talk about the need for action on elder abuse. With the Conference streams of legal, health, social, policy and community, Together Making Change provides is a ...

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Jan 18

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Video: Prof. Tracey McDonald, Chair of Ageing, Australian Catholic University

Professor Tracey McDonald is a clinical gerontologist who focuses on older adults concerning safety and quality care; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; and life quality. She is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for work with UN Expert Groups and development of public health and social welfare policy. Her ...

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