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New ACT elder abuse laws to safeguard vulnerable

People who commit financial elder abuse in the ACT could face jail time of up to three years, as part of new laws coming into effect today covering abuse against vulnerable people.

A vulnerable person is defined as an adult with a disability or a person aged 60 years and above with an intellectual impairment or experiencing social isolation.

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Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?

In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.

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Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse

Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse. 

The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse. 

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How's Your Head Today

Head to Health

COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.

29 Jan 2021
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Compass Holiday Guide 2020

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The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.

01 Dec 2020
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No Use-By Date: Older People, LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality

Australian Association of Gerontology

These right videos were developed to educated health and aged care providers about older people's sexuality. 

07 Aug 2020
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Preventing Financial Elder Abuse: A Compass Guide

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This guide has a wide variety of information, Resources and Service Providers to help the Australian community understand, prevent and respond to the financial abuse of older people. 

01 Aug 2020
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Grandparents Guide

eSafety's Be Connected Program

Navigating the online world for your grandchildren can be tricky. This handy guide by the eSafety Commissioner, will help you help them do it safely. 

04 Nov 2020
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