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Seniors Rights Victoria advances the rights of older people and works to prevent elder abuse by advocating for policy changes and law reform. This involves making submissions to government inquiries and Royal Commissions, promoting our policy positions through discussion papers, and conducting and taking part in research to better understand the contexts in which elder abuse occurs.

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Investing in Senior Victorians: Submission to inform the 2022-23 Victorian State Budget

This submission outlines proposals that can be included in the 2022-23 state budget to assist older people to age well. Prioritising measures to support healthy and active ageing will offer a significant return on investment.
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Joint Submission into Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Support Needs for Older Victorians from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds 2021

This is a joint submission by the National Ageing Research Institute Ltd. (NARI), Carers Victoria, Seniors Rights Victoria, and the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health (MCWH). It considers how Ethno-specific services and community organisations can play an important role to bridge divides between services, systems and cultures.
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Submission to the Victorian Parliament Legal and Social Issues Standing Committee: Elder abuse and older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds

This submission highlights some of the issues observed in clients of SRV , while acknowledging that many older people do not access support for elder abuse, due to a multitude of barriers and the experiences of those who use SRV's services are only indicative of the need within the wider community.
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SRV Submission to the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness 2020

This submission details our experiences of how older people living in aged care have had their independence curtailed and decision-making powers limited through improper use of enduring powers of attorney (EPOA), guardianship and administration orders, and advance care directives.
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SRV Submission to the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System 2019

This submission focuses on three aspects of mental health and elder abuse: 1. Poor mental health increasing a person’s vulnerability to elder abuse 2. The effect of elder abuse on an older person’s mental health 3. The older person as a carer for a family member living with mental illness.
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SRV Submission to the Australian Government Royal Commission into Aged Care 2019

This submission details our experiences of how older people living in aged care have had their independence curtailed and decision-making powers limited through improper use of enduring powers of attorney (EPOA), guardianship and administration orders, and advance care directives.
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SRV Final Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse 2017

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Elder Abuse Discussion Paper 83 (Discussion Paper).
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SRV Initial Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse 2016

This submission is Senior Rights Victoria’s response to the questions released with the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper on 15 June 2016, and is based on its staff’s extensive knowledge and casework.
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Summary of SRV Submission to the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Family Violence 2015

Summary of submission made by Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This was made to bring much needed political and community attention to the under-recognised and underreported abuse of older people – known as ‘elder abuse’
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SRV Submission to the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Family Violence 2015

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence Commission. 
June 2015
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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