Caxton Legal Centre staff are in Canberra today to contribute to consultation on the National Plan on Elder Abuse being developed by the Council of Attorneys-General. Caxton will share knowledge derived from its unique multidisciplinary social worker-lawyer model of service delivery, as well as findings from a recent trip to the United Nations Open-Ended Working … Continue reading Elder Abuse National Plan Consultation
In February 2018, the Seniors Rights Service of NSW hosted the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference. To further the conversations generated by the conference, Seniors Rights Service engaged Ellen Fanning to conduct a series of interviews with experts who attended the conference. These videos, along with a discussion sheet for each video, are freely available … Continue reading New resources developed by the Seniors Rights Service NSW
Caxton Legal Centre is proud to be involved with the foundation of a new national peak body, Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA). Launched on Thursday by federal Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter MP, EAAA will support the national coordination and advocacy of issues related to the prevention of elder abuse. Founding director of EAAA and director … Continue reading Launch of Elder Abuse Action Australia
The $2.5 million dollars allocated to the Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland is a great start to this important reform. Those funds will assist in the Act’s administration and operation once it is, in fact, passed. A Human Rights Act will be an important piece of legislation to protect the rights of all Queenslanders, especially those … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre welcomes the Queensland Government’s financial commitment to implement a Human Rights Act in Queensland
The Commonwealth Treasury is currently conducting a consultation about the issue of fees for paper bills and options to reduce consumer detriment. In our submission, Caxton Legal Centre strongly supports a prohibition on paper billing fees as we consider that the issue has particular ramifications for Caxton's clients. Read Caxton Legal Centre’s full submission to the Commonwealth … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre supports prohibition on paper billing fees
The National Association of Community Legal Centre’s National Older Persons Legal Services Network recently submitted a response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into elder abuse. The submission discussed the need for the establishment of a national entity designed to stamp out elder abuse, stating: An issue as complex and multi-dimensional as elder abuse … Continue reading Call for national commitment to stamp out elder abuse
Community Legal Centres Queensland has released figures showing a 19% increase in reported cases of people aged over 65 seeking legal support for a range of reasons including financial abuse, psychological abuse, neglect and physical abuse.
Introduction This submission is informed by the experience of our lawyers and social workers who have worked in domestic violence matters on behalf of both victims and perpetrators, including in the area of elder abuse. We would be happy to expand upon the ideas ventilated in this submission should that be considered desirable. 1. Is the … Continue reading Submission to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 Review