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Will you be part of making change? The Conference will bring together over 500 delegates to exchange ideas, solutions and experiences and to work together making change.

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.

Featured Article

Recently there have been reports of “elder abuse” - the abuse and neglect of older people. While some stories revealed shocking problems in retirement villages and aged care, statistically this abuse is most often perpetrated by family or someone trusted by the older person. It is this private nature of elder abuse that makes it difficult to know how often and to whom it is happening.

The abuse of older people occurs in all cultures and across all levels of society. The World Health Organisation estimates 1 in 6 older people have experienced abuse in the past year. In Australia it is estimated to affect at least 1 in 20 people, but with little to no research to-date the true extent of the problem is unknown.

Elder abuse takes many forms including financial, psychological, neglect, and physical. The financial exploitation of seniors is the most common type of abuse reported to organisations that assist older people. It ranges from seemingly trivial matters such as the theft of small amounts of money, to an older person being coerced into gifting large amounts of money or selling their home.

Join us at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference Together Making Change and be part of creating innovative solutions to minimise the risk of elder abuse and work 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:

Prof Kerry Arabena
Chair of Indigenous Health, University of Melbourne 
Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Retired Judge of High Court of Australia & LGBTI advocate 
Jane Caro
Senior Commentator, Writer & Lecturer

Nicholas Cowdery AM, QC, BA, LLB, HonLLD, FAAL
Former Director of Public Prosecutions and Human Rights Promoter
Anna Bligh AC
CEO, Australian Bankers Association
Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP
Commonwealth Minister for Aged Care

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Early bird registration rates are available until 19 November 2017:

Delegate Registration:

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

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

Your registration includes:

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

For further information about ticket types, prices and to register, please visit the Conference website

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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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Partnership Opportunities

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: to discuss this opportunity in greater detail.

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

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