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Introducing Panel Session 1.2 – How can the Australian Aged Care Act be changed to provide a stronger safety net for older Australians?

In continuing our theme of ‘Rock the Boat’, the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference will see interactive dialogues between expert panelists and our audience in driving action-orientated discussions.

Day 1 of the Conference will focus on Human Rights and we’re excited to announce our panelists on Panel Session 1.2 – How can the Australian Aged Care Act be changed to provide a stronger safety net for older Australians?

 

The Australian Aged Care Act is now more than twenty years old and many feel it is out of date and unsuitable.

Facilitated by Ian Henschke, this expert panel presentation will explore the key changes necessary to create a contemporary aged care act, with views provided from a regulator, legal, consumer and service provider perspective.

Find out more details of the program here.

And introducing Panel Session 1.5 – Probing family asset-management attitudes and practices in diverse family and support systems.

Continuing on Day 1 is Panel Session 1.5 – Probing family asset-management attitudes and practices in diverse family and support systems.  We are excited to announce our panel members for this session will be:

 

The laws focus on individual decision making regarding our assets and finances. These may be held in a variety of formal and informal joint arrangements, and can vary according to partner, family or cultural practices.

This session explores the impact of Australia’s diversity and asks what are acceptable or unacceptable arrangements, and who should decide?

Facilitated by Dr Jill Wilson and Dr Cheryl Tilse, this expert panel will explore the questions everyone should ask when allegations of abuse arise in these complex circumstances. The discussions from this panel are sure to ‘upset the apple cart’.

Find out more details of the program here.

Support of Older Australians

Our Conference Partners have played an important role in supporting older Australians to attend NEAC 2019. Through the 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 have otherwise been unable to attend due to the cost.

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

Ags Stacked250The Attorney-General’s Department is working with Commonwealth agencies and all state and territory governments to develop nationally coordinated responses to the growing problem of the abuse of older people.

Key initiatives include The National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023, the trial of a range of new front-line services for older people experiencing elder abuse, and a 1800 353 374 (ELDERHelp) free call phone number.

The department is also working to establish an elder abuse Knowledge Hub to consolidate a wide range of information and resources on elder abuse into one easy to find location, and is supporting major research on the nature and prevalence of elder abuse in Australia.

Further information about the department and its work in helping to address elder abuse is available on their website.

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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