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Conference update: New speaker, art competition and early bird prices

Speaker announcement: Anne Connolly

We are excited to announce that renowned investigative journalist Anne Connolly will be joining our impressive line-up of conference speakers! In a career spanning more than 25 years, Anne has worked as a reporter, producer and journalist with leading media outlets including The Australian and the ABC.

Winner of four Walkley awards, Anne fronted the ABC’s challenging Four Corners ‘Who Cares?’ report on neglect, abuse and understaffing in aged care. The report aired as Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a Royal Commission into the sector.

We’re looking forward to Anne’s thoughts on the role of the media in exposing elder abuse, and her insights as a journalist with a keen interest in aged care and elder abuse.

Get creative and help us end elder abuse

Entries are now open in the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference creative competition! You can submit art pieces in any creative format (written, visual, photographic or audio visual) with entries being displayed during NEAC 2019 and on social media.

Submissions should address one or more of the following questions:

  • True stories: a personal account of elder abuse or ways you’ve protected older Australians
  • One wish: “The one thing that needs to change so older Australians are no longer vulnerable is…”
  • Messages:  Anything else elder abuse related that you believe needs to be said.

You don’t have to attend the conference to participate in the competition – we are searching for a diverse range of thoughts and ideas.

Winners will each receive a $100 eftpos gift card.

Entries close at 5pm AEST on 12 July 2019. For further details regarding the competition, click here.

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) dinner

EAAA will be hosting a pre-conference function on the Sunday evening prior to the conference so that members and others interested in the work of EAAA can hear about some of the achievements over the past year of operation, and contribute to the discussions regarding work and focus for the year ahead. Tickets are $55 inc GST and can be purchased when registering for the conference.

REMINDER: Early bird prices ending soon

If you haven’t booked your ticket to NEAC2019 yet, be quick! Early bird prices end this week on 29 March. Tickets are currently $680 for both days or $795 from 30 March 2019.

Purchase your tickets at the special discounted rate here.