Category Archives: family violence

Community Rallies to Stop Elder Abuse

On June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we stood together as a community in saying “we can stop elder abuse”.

Seniors Rights Victoria and the Office of Public Advocate hosted a booked-out forum at Melbourne Town Hall, at which the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, launched (via video link) the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report ‘Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response’. We welcome the release of the Report and commend the Australian Government on recognising the need for this Inquiry, which will provide a strong foundation for future action. read more

Free Forum on Protecting Your Rights on 1 March

Gerard Mansour, Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be speaking on how to protect your rights and prevent elder abuse as you age.

RSVP by 24th February 2017. Bookings essential.
Phone 9581 4783

Wednesday March 1st 10:00am–11:30 am
Venue: Clarinda Community Centre,
58 Viney Street, Clarinda.

See flyer.

Our submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Seniors Rights Victoria has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. See SRV’s submission to the RCFV or a short and comprehensive summary of the submission.

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The purpose of Seniors Rights Victoria’s submission is to give voices to the many victims of elder abuse in families, to inform the Royal Commission about what is being done both here and overseas and to suggest what more we should do in Victoria as a responsible and caring society intent on minimising violence in all its manifestations. read more

BCH Challenging Responses to Family Violence Conference

Ballarat Community Health is hosting the BCH Challenging Responses to Family Violence Conference and Training in November 2014, with renowned international FV therapists Steven Stosny (USA) and Alan Wade (Canada) as well as showcasing local Family Violence Prevention initiatives. The Conference does attract PD points for some Registration bodies that professionals may be registered with, and individual training & conference attendance days are also an option. For more information & to register please click on: Rights Postcard image read more