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Policy and Advocacy

COTA ACT

COTA offers policy and advocacy initiatives that are aimed to reduce and respond to the disadvantages and discrimination of older people in the Australian Capital Territory. 

ACT
Policies, Legislation & Protocols
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ADACAS 2019 Report

ADACAS

The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service 2019 report and statistical analysis describes the work of the organisation to provide support to older people and carers at risk or experiencing abuse. 

ACT
NSW
Research & Reports
Tool

Working with Older People at Risk of Abuse

Legal Aid ACT

Aimed at carers, service providers, professionals who provide care to older people, this informative report outlines what can be done to assist older people and the means of reporting abuse in the Australian Capital Territory. 

ACT
Research & Reports
Tool

Age-Friendly Canberra - A Vision for Our City

ACT Government Community Services

This report written by the Australian Capital Territory Minister for Seniors, Veterans and Professionals, this report describes the future plans by the ACT Government to improve the quality of life, including preventing elder abuse, for older people in the ACT. 

ACT
Research & Reports
Report

Understanding Elder Abuse

Dominson Davey Clifford Simpson Lawyers

This report outlines key statistical findings of a report into cases of elder abuse in the Australian Captial Territory. 

ACT
Research & Reports
Tool

Identifying and Acting on Elder Abuse

University of Technology Sydney

An elder abuse toolkit that was developed as part of the pilot project by the University of Technology. The aim of the project was to examine the usefulness of a screening process to assist lawyers in identifying and assisting clients at risk of or experiencing elder abuse and how to respond.  

NSW
Useful Tools
Legal & Financial Resources
Tool

Elder Abuse Information Toolkit

Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnership

This detailed toolkit provides integral statistics of elder abuse in Victoria and the protocols to prevent and respond to elder abuse.

VIC
Useful Tools
Report

Inquiry into Elder Abuse: Discussion Paper

Legal Aid NSW

A discussion report by Legal Aid NSW on a national plan to help maintain the momentum for reform and encourage a strategic, consistent response to elder abuse in Australia. 

NSW
Legal & Financial Resources
Research & Reports
Report

Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Legal Aid NSW

This legal report describes the common cases of responding and preventing elder abuse related to the law and guardianship. 

NSW
Legal & Financial Resources
Research & Reports
Report

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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