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The outlook for older women in Australia is dire – but no one seems to care

The Guardian

"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women. 

23 Nov 2020
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Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched an elder abuse awareness campaign. This campaign includes a hard-hitting video that reveals the 'red flag phases' that can often indicate an older person is experiencing elder abuse. 

01 Oct 2020
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Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse

Law Council of Australia

Law Council of Australia has published a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse. 

28 Sep 2020
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Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians

Relationships Australia

This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.

13 Aug 2020
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YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19

The Sydney Morning Herald

"When Lyn Farrington began sending videos of herself reading books for her two grandchildren during the pandemic, she had an idea: why not bring the joy to other little children?" 

30 Jul 2020
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Financial Independence Hub

Good Shepard

The Financial Independence Hub provides a range of services and support programs specifically developed to help anyone who has experienced financial abuse to build their financial independence. 

28 Jul 2020
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Early Signs Your Elderly Loved One Could Be A Victim of Abuse

ABC Life

"It's not easy thing to imagine: your elderly parent or grandparent being abused." 

27 Jul 2020
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Rising Concerns About Elder Abuse During Pandemic

World Today - ABC

According to the Human Rights Commission financial abuse is hitting older Australians particularly hard during the pandemic, with reports of a sharp rise in cases. 

22 Jul 2020
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Urgent Call to Harmonise Powers of Attorney

Mirage News

Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Dr Kay Patersons AO, has called on the federal, state and territory Attorney's-General to act urgently to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations on powers of attorney at the COAG meeting on July 27. 

22 Jul 2020
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Australia Talks About Older Age and Aged Care

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Royal Commission has released findings from research which shows that Australians of all ages want to be assisted to live independently in their own home during their retirement years rather than having to go to an aged care facility. 

01 Jul 2020
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