Media Centre

Media releases

Background info

Seniors Rights Victoria in the news – selected media


New booklet to help if you are concerned about an older person


The many faces of Elder Abuse (VCOSS Voice 28 March 2017)

Is Elder Abuse happening in your home? (Seniors newspapers 12 March 2017)

How to protect your assets when moving in with family (Seniors newspaper 27 February 2017)


Elder abuse as a form of family violence (AAWS Quarterly Magazine 30 September 2016)

What is elder abuse? (Victorian Seniors Card Magazine September 2016)

Ending elder abuse a must (The Border Mail June 18 2016)

Elder Abuse Talkback Forum (Jon Faine on 774 ABC Melbourne June 15 2016)

Morning tea shines light on elder abuse (Star Weekly June 14 2016)

Our rights don’t diminish with age (The Senior June 2016)

Royal Commission recommendations recognise elder abuse (DPS News April 1 2016)

4th National Elder Abuse Conference


Why are we abusing our parents? The ugly facts of family violence and ageism (The Conversation 17 November 2015)

We all lose from hidden elder abuse (Herald Sun 19 October 2015)

Financial abuse of older Australians (Australian Human Rights Commission 19 October 2015)

Seniors at risk of fraud, financial abuse, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner (Sydney Morning Herald 19 October 2015)

Elder abuse: calls for zero tolerance on adult children attacking parents (Herald Sun 13 October 2015)

Older women suffer family violence in silence (The Age August 9 2015)

Most elder abuse by family of victim ( July 18 2015)

Abuse of Melton’s elderly almost doubles in 2014/15 (Leader West July 1 2015)

Know the 10 signs of financial abuse of the elderly (In the Black June 29 2015)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 2015

Articles on elder abuse (The Senior May 29 2015)

Families most likely to abuse elderly (Southern Peninsula News May 5 2015)

Putting elder abuse on the national agenda (Australian Ageing Agenda April 10 2015)

Letter to the Editor (The Australian February 17 2015)

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence


Bendigo Media 2014

Law for Seniors: assets and family arrangements (Colac Herald September 15 2014)

Elder abuse victims fear family backlash (West Australian September 3 2014)

National approach to elder abuse needed (Australian Ageing Agenda June 2014)


Warning to elderly on financial abuse (The Age September 1 2013) 

Bendigo puts elder abuse in spotlight (Bendigo Advertiser June 14 2013)

Northern Health shines spotlight on treatment of seniors (Northern Weekly June 11 2013)

New bank initiative aims to curb financial abuse of vulnerable people (ABC News June 14 2013)

How to Treat Elder Abuse (Australian Doctor October 27 2006)