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.
Media Release – Banks call for consistent laws to prevent elder abuse
Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse.
State and federal Attorneys-General are meeting today to consider a scope for a national register of power of attorney instruments.
The ABA is calling on governments across Australia to establish:
- Power of Attorney laws which are the same across the country and protect people from this kind of abuse.
- A National Power of Attorney (POA) register to check if POA documents are legitimate and current.
- Somewhere to report abuse in each state that can investigate and act.
Final Report: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Elder Abuse Action Australia acknowledge and thank the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the many individuals who shared their stories. It’s now time for action to end ageism, discrimination and abuse of older people.
The Goodbye Guide
Have you talked to your family about end of life? It may be uncomfortable, but the practical tools in the Goodbye Guide help you collate important information, so your loved ones know where to locate it in the event of your passing.
How's Your Head Today
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.
Recovery Plan Grants To Strengthen Connectivity To Community for WA Seniors
21 local government and community service organisations in Western Australia will receive additional funding support for projects and initiatives aimed at reconnecting seniors impacted by social isolation during COVID-19.
Your Caring Future
Your Caring Way is a free program for carers wanting to pursue training, education, volunteering or employment. It aims to inspire positive change by connecting people to real opportunities.
Permanent aged care residents can take temporary leave from their aged care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read this helpful leaflet to learn more.
No More Humbug Report Released
Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS), in partnership with local Aboriginal research consultancy Kimberley Jiyigas, today released “No More Humbug”, the first-ever detailed study of financial elder abuse specifically in remote towns and Aboriginal communities.
Reach Out & Reconnect campaign
Each week, the Examiner will feature stories on issues such as elder abuse, domestic and family violence, mental health, emergency accommodation, financial support, counselling services for youth and adults and community and support groups. The idea is that these stories will help people identify if they need support or help, and point them in the right direction to finding it.