Risk banks will pay damages may better protect older Australians

The final report of the Royal Commission into Banking Misconduct recommends that sections of the Banking Code of Practice be made into law.  A key chapter of the Code of Practice relevant to Caxton Legal Centre clients is the provision for banks to take extra care with customers who are vulnerable due to elder abuse and financial abuse.  … Continue reading Risk banks will pay damages may better protect older Australians

A rights-based approach necessary in the response to elder abuse

With public hearings for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety beginning in Adelaide yesterday,  staff at Caxton Legal Centre hope to see the value of a human-rights-based approach feature in oral submissions.   A human-rights-based approach positions the older person as the rights holder whose rights to autonomy and independence are recognized and enacted. This approach … Continue reading A rights-based approach necessary in the response to elder abuse

Human Rights inquiry recommends Bill be passed

The Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Community Safety committee published its report on the inquiry into the Human Rights Bill yesterday and recommended that the Bill be passed. We hope that will happen in the coming months. Caxton Legal Centre's submission was quoted a number of times. The report is available at the link below. … Continue reading Human Rights inquiry recommends Bill be passed

Margaret’s resilience following sexual assault

As the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety kicks off Caxton Legal Centre watches closely with the hope that real change will be affected through the process.  A case study from Caxton’s Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) below highlights some of the specific vulnerabilities faced by older people who depend on services … Continue reading Margaret’s resilience following sexual assault

Award nomination for Caxton Senior Lawyer

A Caxton staff lawyer inspects a document

Ros Williams in action at an evening advice session  Caxton Legal Centre Senior Lawyer Ros Williams has been nominated for an Impact 25 Award. The Impact 25 Awards are a well-established accolade that recognise the 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector as nominated and voted for by their peers.    Ros Williams has been with … Continue reading Award nomination for Caxton Senior Lawyer

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Caxton Legal Centre

2018 has been another huge year for Caxton Legal Centre - we've witnessed the introduction of a Human Rights Bill in Queensland, used drama to educate at the 2018 National Elder Abuse Conference and welcomed new faces to some of the key positions in our organisation. As the year ends Caxton staff and management committee wish … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Caxton Legal Centre

New Chief Executive Officer for Caxton Legal Centre

Caxton Legal Centre has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lyons. Peter brings extensive experience in community, government and the private sector to the role.  “I am excited to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer with Caxton Legal Centre at this transformative time in Queensland,” he said.  “Caxton has played a vital … Continue reading New Chief Executive Officer for Caxton Legal Centre

Submission to the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018 Inquiry

Caxton Legal Centre recently made a submission to the Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018. The submission reads: Caxton routinely provides advice and representation to complainants and respondents in matters that fall under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. In the 2017/18 financial year … Continue reading Submission to the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018 Inquiry

Caxton Legal Centre applauds Human Rights Bill

Caxton Legal Centre strongly supports the Human Rights Bill which was introduced into Queensland Parliament today. “We congratulate the Government on introducing this important reform. The Bill is modelled on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights but has significant improvements including a complaints process,” said Dan Rogers, Secretary of Caxton Legal Centre. “A Human Rights … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre applauds Human Rights Bill