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Elder Abuse Key Issues

Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has release a paper Elder abuse: key issues and emerging evidence. The paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key…

Reporting Elder Abuse

Should reporting of elder abuse be mandatory?

The concept of mandating the reporting of elder abuse is controversial and draws parallels with mandatory reporting of child abuse. While mandatory reporting has existed in some US states for…

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…

Common Stories Of Elder Abuse

Common Stories of Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is no longer a hidden problem. The 2017 ALRC report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response’ has elevated the prevalence of elder abuse as a national…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)  shines a spotlight on increasing financial abuse. Local elder law expert calls on Governments to take faster action to prevent it  A local…

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response

The Australian Law Reform Commission report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131) was released in May 2017 and elevates the prevalence of elder abuse as a…

ALRC Inquiry Elder Abuse

ALRC Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Financial abuse can have a devastating effect on an elderly person, impacting their living arrangements, their ability to pay bills and possibly even their health. Worryingly, the statistics show perpetrators…

Elder Abuse Helplines

Elder Abuse Victims Reach Out to Help Lines

Is Elder Abuse finally coming "out of the cupboard" and are victims of elder abuse now feeling more comfortable in reporting this abuse. A recent ABC enquiry has found that…

Elder Abuse Conference

4th Annual Elder Abuse Conference, Melbourne

An impressive line up of speakers addressed the issues of elder abuse, covering financial, physical, psychological, sexual abuse, mistreatment, neglect and malicious harm, at the the 4th Annual Elder Abuse…

Protection From Elder Abuse

Tackling Elder Abuse

The Sydney Morning Herald has commented on the challenges of Australia's rapidly ageing population as often being talked about in terms of healthcare costs or keeping older people in work.…

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