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16 Aug 19

Campaign: Stop Financial Elder Abuse

Russell Westacott, Seniors Rights Service CEO joined the Australia Banking Association to address how financial abuse is having devastating repercussions for Australian seniors. Describing the issue as ‘Inheritance Impatience’ Australian Baking Association, Chief Executive, Anna Bligh spoke about how it is one of the most prevalent forms of elder abuse and how family members are […]

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16 Aug 19

Safety and Wellbeing for Older Women

On Tuesday the 11th of June in collaboration with the Inner West and Canterbury Elder Abuse Collaborate, Seniors Rights Service facilitated a free information day. Over 90 guests from diverse ethnic backgrounds attended the event held at the Newtown Wellness Centre. Aged care workers, seniors and researchers were greeted with stalls and a free coffee […]

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20 Mar 19

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 strategic framework to ensure all governments […]

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07 Nov 17

Collaborations and partnerships

Seniors Rights Service is always exploring how to collaborate with other organisations and community groups to improve our services and to empower older people to learn about their rights. We work to foster communities where older members of society are aware of and actively exercise and defend their individual rights, as well as creating a […]

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07 Nov 17

News from our Legal, Advocacy and Education services

Plenty has happened this year in our legal, advocacy and education services over the past 12 months. We have well and truly been kept on our toes, significantly expanded and improved our services while at the same time continuing to provide advice and support that older people in the community can rely on.     […]

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07 Nov 17

Wills Day at a Surry Hills community centre

Seniors Rights Service recently collaborated with Family and Community Services (FACS), the Council On The Ageing (COTA NSW), and Legal Aid NSW on ‘Wills Day’. The day gave residents of Northcott Community Centre in Surry Hills the opportunity to learn about the importance and effect of wills when people are planning ahead for ageing. The […]

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07 Nov 17

The 5th National Elder Abuse Conference – Join Us!

In February 2018, we are excited to be hosting the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change in Sydney. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a unique and inspiring exchange of ideas, solutions and experiences.   Early Bird registration closes on 19 November 2017. Register now to confirm your place […]

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