Financial Abuse of Older People

A wide variety of resources from across Australia, designed to prevent financial elder abuse.

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Training Resource

#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse

National Ageing Research Institute

This video is a training resource for service providers and professionals demonstrating how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia. 

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Tool

ABA Elder Abuse Campaign

Australian Banking Association

This Australian Banking Association tool outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults to help the community understand types of elder abuse. It also provides a petition to stop elder financial abuse by calling on the Government to establish nationally consistent laws to the Power of Attorney register. 

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Abuse Now - Lose Later

Brian Herd: CRH Law

In this article, Brian Herd states that despite growing concern from the community and action groups about elder abuse, action from law makers has been slow. 

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An Elder Abuse Suspicion Index

Brian Herd: CRH Law

In this article, Brian Herd discusses the ubiquitous index that has infiltrated the world of elder abuse, the "Elder Abuse Suspicion Index". 

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Banking and Financial Abuse

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, Hon. Anna Bligh AC discusses the Australian Banking Association's (ABA) guidelines aimed at preventing and protecting elderly customers from potential financial abuse. 

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Report

Care for Your Assets

Senior Rights Victoria

An instructive report into maintaining financial stability through caring for assets in retirement. This includes financial advice relating to family and loans and how to prevent elder abuse.  

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Criminalising Financial Elder Abuse

Seniors Rights Service

In this video Brian Herd explains how financial elder abuse can be difficult to prove, as perpetrators of financial elder abuse can have no understanding that what they are doing is wrong. 

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Elder Abuse and Criminal Law

Senior Rights Victoria

This report discusses what policies and laws are currently in place in Victoria that are relevant to the criminalisation of elder abuse to prevent elder abuse. 

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Financial Abuse

Australian Law Reform Commission

This report describes financial abuse and the types of financial abuse that are often overlooked. It also provides real stories of financial abuse. 

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Financial Abuse and Family and Domestic Violence Policies

Australian Bankers' Association

This industry report acknowledges that banks play a role in helping their customers with their financial matters. It provides guidance for banks to assist with developing internal policies and procedures with respect to responding and preventing elder financial abuse and domestic violence.

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