Journalist Ellen Fanning has collaborated with the Seniors Rights Service to produce 18 videos featuring experts including former High Court judge Justice Michael Kirby sharing their knowledge on a wide range of issues around elder abuse.
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The new peak body to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched to coincide with today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The government will next week release a key review into Australia’s laws protecting older people from abuse that could see sweeping changes to mandatory reporting of alleged assaults in aged care.
The Australian Association of Gerontology is hosting a seminar for community service providers to improve their ability to respond to cases of elder abuse.
The nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to recipients of aged care are urging the Federal Government to confirm the future delivery of the program, as their funding is due to run out in January.