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Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

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

  • 18/06/2018

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

  • 15/06/2018

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

  • 13/06/2018

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

  • 15/12/2016

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

  • 04/07/2016

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

  • 03/03/2016

Our Consultant Lawyer, Lyn Lucas, who heads our Elder Law Division, attended the 4th Annual Elder Abuse Conference at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, organised by Seniors Rights…

Protection From Elder Abuse

Tackling Elder Abuse

  • 14/10/2015

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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