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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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Aboriginal Affairs

NSW Government

Provides legal services to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales. 

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Abuse of Older People: Telling Someone About the Abuse

Caxton

Through Clarice's real story, Caxton's services to prevent and respond to elder abuse are outlined in a factsheet. These services include free, confidential legal and social work to help older people deal with harm or neglect by trusted family members or friends. 

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ACT Legal Aid Helpline

Legal Aid ACT

This tool offers ways to contact Legal Aid ACT such as multicultural language (CALD) support, live chats and ways to receive legal advice and respond to elder abuse. 

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ADA Australia YouTube Channel

ADA Australia

ADA Australia's comprehensive videos detail the experiences of elderly Australians from a variety of backgrounds such as multicultural people (CALD), LGBTI+ people, disabled and Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. They highlight common struggles and resolutions in regards to receiving aged care.

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Adult Children Living at Home - What Do You Do if You Want Them to Leave?

Legal Aid NSW

A brochure that provides tips to older people before, during and after their adult child moves back into the family home, to prevent elder abuse. This includes agreements that should be put in place to ensure the adult child contributes and the best method of eviction, if necessary.

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Advance Care Planning in your State or Territory

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia tool works to ensure older people have control of their future health care decisions, through advance care planning, advance care directives and appointment of a substitute decision maker, to prevent elder abuse.

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Advance Health Directives for Mental Health

ADA Australia

ADA Australia produced this video to showcase discussion of the Advance Health Directive for mental health and preventing elder abuse. Advance Health Directives for mental health, are available to Queensland consumers under the Mental Health Act 2016. 

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Ageism and Powers of Attorney

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, Commissioner Kay Patterson AO explains causes of elder abuse including, ageism, age discrimination, inheritance impatience, family breakdown and lack of understanding of Powers of Attorney. 

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Are You Experiencing Violence or Abuse? You Can Make It Stop

Legal Aid NSW

A brochure that details how older people can protect themselves from violence and abuse, through reporting, responding and understanding their rights and types of abuse.  

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