Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

News and Events


If you have news or events you'd like to share and see on Compass, please contact us.

16 results
Events

Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and COTA Tasmania are proud partners in the Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021. These important conversations will continue in the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference in Hobart. 

Forum 1: Unveiling Ageism, Elder Abuse and Rights in the Age of COVID-19 

10-11.30am AEDT, 1 March 2021 

Join our expert international panel to hear how COVID-19 shines a light on ageism and elder abuse in our communities and institutions. Speakers will describe the social, economic and rights-based tools to combat elder abuse already available or within our grasp, and the steps we need to take.

Forum 1 Topics

  • How has the COVID-19 experience of Italy enabled and exposed the abuse of older people’s rights?
  • How has COVID-19 enabled and exposed the abuse of older people’s rights in residential aged care?
  • How can economic and social investments in healthy ageing contribute to the prevention of elder abuse?
  • Is an investment in climate action an investment in healthy ageing?
  • Age discrimination is a major factor in elder abuse. What can governments and the community do to counteract the pervasive effects of ageism?
  • How has COVID-19 influenced attempts to raise support for a global convention on the rights of older persons?

Speakers in order of presentation:

  • Professor Diego de Leo AO
  • Sarah Bolt
  • Ian Yates AM
  • Professor John Beard
  • The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO
  • Dr Kiran Rabheru

 

National
Events

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference in April 2021 is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of older LGBTI people.

This conference brings together health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, community members, community organisations large and small, , advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.

National
News

The Goodbye Guide

COTA Western Australia

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.

03 Feb 2021
Western Australia
WA
News

How's Your Head Today

Head to Health

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.

29 Jan 2021
National
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
National
News

Mindguide Western Sydney

Western Sydney PHN

An important access hub for local mental health resources in Western Sydney. Mindguide offers mental health information, resources, directories and more, for professionals, individuals and carers.

25 Jan 2021
New South Wales
NSW
News

Experimental Estimates of the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Australian Aged Care Facilities

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

"The prevalence of elder abuse in Australian residential care is estimated to be 39.2%.” Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

22 Jan 2021
National
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
National
News

Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.

21 Jan 2021
National
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
National
News

Recovery Plan Grants To Strengthen Connectivity To Community for WA Seniors

Government of Western Australia

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.

18 Dec 2020
Western Australia
WA
News

Your Caring Future

Your Caring Way

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.

18 Dec 2020
Queensland
QLD

No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley

Kimberley Community Legal Services

“No More Humbug”, the Kimberley Community Legal Services report on reducing Aboriginal financial elder abuse in the Kimberly is being presented this Thursday 10 December at 3pm. Join this online event. 

10 Dec 2020
Online
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
National