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TOGETHER MAKING CHANGE

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Hon Anna Bligh AC, CEO of the Australian Bankers' Association will be delivering a keynote address at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference. The Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse released in 2017 highlighted potential changes to the banking industry to ensure elder abuse is minimised.

The Executive Director of the Australian Bankers' Association, Christine Cupitt, will also be chairing a panel discussion of representatives from the banking and finance industries. Hear about reforms in the sector and what policies are being implemented across the sector to help support vulnerable customers.

Also, there will be a number of other presenters who will be focussing on the financial exploitation of older people.

Register now and join the conversation.

OLDER WOMEN AND THE DISPROPORTIONATE RISKS OF ELDER ABUSE
As women grow older they encounter greater social disadvantage compared to their male counterparts. Jane Caro, well-known, social commentator, media personality and editor of the book titled Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience & Hope will be leading a discussion of prominent women on the issue of women’s social disadvantage and its intersection with elder abuse.

Register now to learn more about this important issue.



LAWYERS WEEKLY PODCAST: SPOTLIGHT ON ELDER ABUSE

Conference convenor, Russell Westacott, CEO of Seniors Rights Service, was recently interviewed by Lawyers Weekly.

Listen to the Podcast with Russell Westacott by clicking here

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Tom Lodewyke is joined by Seniors Rights Service CEO Russell Westacott.

Russell explores the legal issues that the organisation assists elderly people with, including financial abuse, living arrangements and abuse in aged care facilities.

He also discusses why elder abuse can often go undetected, particularly within families, and delves into the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recent inquiry into the issue. – Lawyers Weekly, February 2017.

 
IN THE NEWS!

Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner spoke on ABC’s Radio National ‘Drive’ program this week about the upcoming Conference.

Listen to Hon Kay Patterson's ABC RN Interview by clicking here


PLENARY AND OTHER NOTABLE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
 
 
Dr Elsie Tan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Retired Judge of Australia High Court and LGBTI Advocate
Prof Rebecca Morgan, Stetson University, Florida, USA
Krishna Gautam, Founder Chairperson, Ageing Nepal
Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
Hon Christian Porter MP, Commonwealth Attorney-General
Hon Tanya Davies MP, NSW Minister for Ageing 
Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney-General 
Susan Somers, Secretary General, International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Delegate two day registration: $845 incl GST
Senior & Student two day registration: $550 incl GST
One day registration: $550 incl GST

Your registration includes:

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

DON'T MISS OUT - Register Here!


CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENT - MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY

              

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. 


MCLE AND CPD POINTS

Some sessions may be appropriate to attract Mandatory Continued Legal Education (MCLE) points for Lawyers for professional development. Solicitors should make their own assessment of whether the session meets their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, and maintain their own records for meeting CPD requirements according to their jurisdiction or Law Society requirements. CPD requirements for other professionals may also need to look at their own profession’s obligations and requisites



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

on behalf of:
National Planning Committee




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