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Avoiding elder financial abuse

The Law Council of Australia has released a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse 

The Guide assists legal practitioners in identifying and addressing potential elder financial abuse issues when preparing and executing wills and other advance planning documents. 

Law Council President Ms Pauline Wright, says it has never been more important for Australia and the legal profession to do more to ensure that the human rights of older persons are strongly protected.  read more

Picture of the Compass website

Website to provide better access to services

Greater awareness and better access to services are the aims of a new website launched last month to tackle elder abuse.

Compass was funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department and developed by Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA).

‘The conversation about the abuse of older people needs to be treated as a priority,’ said Diedre Timms and Russell Westacott, the Co-Chairs of EAAA.

The site was a priority of the National Plan to respond to the Abuse of Older Australians 2019-2023, which was launched by Attorney-General Christian Porter in March 2019.

The EAAA Co-Chairs said that more content and resources would progressively be added to the site.

Jenny Blakey, Manager, Seniors Rights Victoria, is a board director of EAAA. read more