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Join over 500 delegates
who will come together at t
he 5th National Elder Abuse Conference to exchange ideas, solutions and experiences and to work together making change.

Featured Article

As Australia faces the ‘inescapable demographic destiny’ of an ageing population, the potential reach of elder abuse may grow. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the prevalence rate of elder abuse in high- or middle-income countries, like Australia, ranges from 2% to 14%.  In this context, the ALRC’s  landmark report Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131) was released in June 2017. The Report was the culmination of 15 months’ research, 117 consultations and more than 450 submissions. 

The Report presented the government with 43 recommendations for law reform spearheaded by a National Plan to combat elder abuse. The report made recommendations in a broad range of areas including aged care, banking, enduring documents and guardianship, wills, family agreements, superannuation, social security and safeguarding adults at risk.


While there is much work to be done, it is encouraging to see implementation and positive activity around the ALRC report, including government funding for new research on the prevalence of elder abuse and the establishment of a new national elder abuse peak body. The banking sector is reportedly moving to better educate frontline staff about signs of financial abuse, and the Carnell Report on national aged care endorsed the ALRC recommendation for a new serious incident response scheme. The Elder Abuse working group of state and territory A-Gs, announced by the Attorney-General, should see continued momentum and action on ALRC recommendations. 

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Together Making Change and be part of creating innovative solutions to minimise the risk of elder abuse and working towards ending the abuse and exploitation of older people.

Featured Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Visit the Conference website to view the full line up of keynote and plenary speakers, including: 

Susan Somers
Secretary General International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Retired Judge of High Court of Australia & LGBTI advocate 
Hon Tanya Davies MP
NSW Minister for Ageing

Nicholas Cowdery AM, QC, BA, LLB, HonLLD, FAAL
Former Director of Public Prosecutions and Human Rights Promoter
A/Prof Elsie Yan
Hong Kong
Polytechnic University
Krishna Gautam
Founder Chairperson
Ageing Nepal

With a range of topics covering legal, health, social and policy, as well as presentations focussing on priority populations including disadvantaged and vulnerable older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, the Program reflects the diversity of Australia's older people.

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Early bird registration rates are available until 19th November:

Delegate Registration:
    early bird rate: $725 register before 19 November 2017
    (standard rate: $845 register after 20 November 2017)

Senior & Student Registration:
    early bird registration rate: $485 register before 19 November 2017
    (standard registration rate: $550 register after 20  November 2017)

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* Attendance at all sessions (for the day/s you have registered)
* Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
* Conference briefing pack.

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    Conference Social Event

    The Hon Kay Patterson
    , Age Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commission is guest of honour at the Conference social event. Master of Ceremonies at the event will be Virginia Trioli with entertainment by Shauna Jensen.


    Network with your Conference peers from 6pm to 8pm on Monday 19 February 2018.  With stunning views of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the social event will be held at Water @ Pier One, Walsh Bay, Sydney. 

    Tickets for the social event may be purchased during the registration process.

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    Interested in becoming a Conference Partner? This is a UNIQUE opportunity to demonstrate your organisation’s support for this important social issue.

    We have a range of attractive Partnership opportunities that can be tailored to meet your specific marketing objectives.

    Please contact our Conference Secretariat on telephone: 02 9419 4889 or email: info@togethermakingchange.org.au to discuss this opportunity in greater detail.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference.

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