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#OkorNotOk Financial Abuse
By: National Ageing Research Institute
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This video demonstrates how to respond when a carer is financially abusing an older person with dementia. 

Types of Abuse, Understanding Elder Abuse
ABA Elder Abuse Campaign
By: Australian Banking Association
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

This Australian Banking Association campaign outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults. 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. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal, Indigenous
Aboriginal Affairs
By: NSW Government
For: NSW

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

CALD, Responding to Elder Abuse
ACT Legal Aid Helpline
By: Legal Aid ACT
For: ACT

Offers ways to contact Legal Aid ACT such as multicultural language support, live chats and ways to receive legal advice. 

Real Stories, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD, LGBTI+
ADA Australia YouTube Channel
By: ADA Australia
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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


Preventing Elder Abuse
Adult Children Living at Home - What Do You Do if You Want Them to Leave?
By: Legal Aid NSW
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Preventing Elder Abuse
Advance Care Planning in your State or Territory
By: Advance Care Planning Australia
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Advance Care Planning Australia 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. 

Understanding Elder Abuse, Ageism, Age Discrimination
Ageism and Powers of Attorney
By: Seniors Rights Service
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Responding to Elder Abuse, Types of Abuse
Are You Experiencing Violence or Abuse? You Can Make It Stop
By: Legal Aid NSW
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Preventing Elder Abuse, Types of Abuse
Banking and Financial Abuse
By: Seniors Rights Service
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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