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Meet our first panel on day 2…

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Day 2 of the Conference will focus on Justice & Safeguarding and we’d like to introduce you to our first panel  that day – “Through the human rights looking glass – a legal perspective” featuring the following presenters:

Bethany Brown (Human Rights Watch, New York, USA)
Dr John Chesterman (Office of the Public Advocate, VIC)
Paul Greenwood (Retired Deputy District Attorney, USA)
Professor Wendy Lacey (University of South Australia) 
Natalie Seigel-Brown (Office Public Guardian, QLD)

This expert panel presentation will explore how a human rights framework may impact current and proposed laws, safeguarding the rights of older Australians, as well as what key components of safeguarding actions should be implemented across the nation to create a domino effect of change.

Find out more details of the program here.

Limited exhibition spaces available at the National Elder Abuse Conference / 500 delegates / 2 days – EOI now open!

The 6th National Elder Abuse Conference (NEAC 2019) will be an opportunity to drive real change!

It is expected that over 500 delegates from a range of sectors including private, government, community sector, legal and banking will join a world-class line up of expert speakers for this two-day event to stop elder abuse.

There are a limited number of exhibition spaces available. This is a chance for like-minded industry related organisations to showcase their services and build relationships with speakers and delegates from across Australia.

Expressions of interest for these opportunities are now being accepted but get in quick to avoid disappointment!

Click here to find out more about this exciting opportunity!

The dynamic program includes international, national and local experts of the highest calibre and will be led by ABC television journalist Virginia Trioli.

Support of Older Australians

Our Conference Partners have played an important role in supporting older Australians to attend NEAC 2019. Through the provision of support and generosity of funds we have been able to offer heavily subsidised concessional tickets, as well as offer a limited number of community scholarships for those who would otherwise been unable to attend due to financial hardship.

In the coming weeks we will be featuring each of our Conference Partners.  And on this note, we would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Major Partners – Queensland Government for their support and welcome them on board in delivering NEAC 2019!

Queensland Government

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The Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors works with communities, sector partners and other government agencies to develop solutions based on the different needs and aspirations of communities.

The Queensland Government supports seniors to stay healthy, active and independent, including by preventing, responding to and raising awareness of elder abuse.  The Queensland Government funds a range of services and activities including the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit which operates the state-wide Elder Abuse Helpline, 11 seniors legal and support services across the state and the annual elder abuse prevention and awareness campaign to combat elder abuse.

If you haven’t booked your ticket to NEAC 2019 yet, be quick! Tickets are selling fast so secure your spot now.

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