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Seniors better understand their rights thanks to Park and Village Information Link

senior woman sitting amongst flowers

  More than 1200 people received legal education from Caxton's Park and Village Information Link (PAVIL) in April – June 2018.   The legal talks took place all over the Queensland with a focus on individual rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.   Feedback from seniors attending the talks was glowing:  "Many thanks for this … Continue reading Seniors better understand their rights thanks to Park and Village Information Link

Seniors Legal and Support Service use drama to educate about elder abuse

Caxton staff performing a roleplay

Caxton's Seniors Legal and Support Service have been using drama to help illuminate people's understanding of the dynamics that can play out when seniors experience elder abuse. Staff perform short role plays that demonstrate how family relationships can make stopping elder abuse a highly emotional, stressful process and some of the positive outcomes that older … Continue reading Seniors Legal and Support Service use drama to educate about elder abuse

New resources developed by the Seniors Rights Service NSW

A senior woman looks directly at the camera

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

Launch of Elder Abuse Action Australia

Caxton director, Scott McDougall addresses the launch of Elder Abuse Action Australia

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

Caxton Legal Centre welcomes the Queensland Government’s financial commitment to implement a Human Rights Act in Queensland

The Caxton Legal Centre building with the sign

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

National volunteer Week 2018 – thank you!

Two volunteer lawyers discuss a matter

  It's not always easy coming in to volunteer at Caxton Legal Centre after a full day in a busy legal job...but that's what all of the lawyers who contribute to Caxton's evening advice sessions do.  Our lawyer volunteers call on years of education and legal experience to provide Caxton's clients with accurate, immediate and practical advice. … Continue reading National volunteer Week 2018 – thank you!

Information roadshow covers increased protections for retirement village residents

elderly man's hands resting on a walking stick

Caxton Legal Centre's Park and Village Information Link (PAVIL) is travelling through Queensland in 2018 to educate older people about retirement living options, with a focus on informing residents about the increased legal protections provided by changes to retirement village and manufactured homes laws. "Seniors can be particularly vulnerable to exploitative behaviour by those in … Continue reading Information roadshow covers increased protections for retirement village residents

A report from the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney 19-20 February 2018

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) On Sunday afternoon Caxton Legal Centre senior staff joined in a workshop with people from organisations all around Australia to discuss the next steps for Elder Abuse Action Australia, the national peak body Caxton has been involved in establishing over the last 12 months.  With the Federal Government poised to … Continue reading A report from the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney 19-20 February 2018