Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 7

The Report has been delivered!

We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.

The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents —an Issues Paper and a Discussion Paper— and conducted 117 consultations around Australia. We are sincerely grateful to all of you for taking the time to meet with us, for writing submissions, or for engaging with the Inquiry’s work online, by telephone and via this newsletter.

The Report is under embargo until it is tabled in Parliament, but once tabled, it will be made publically available on the ALRC website.

The Report launch – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEEAD)

We are delighted that the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, will be launching the Report, on 15 June 2017, to coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum in Melbourne. This forum is being hosted by the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate and Seniors Rights Victoria. ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM will also discuss the Report and highlight some of its key recommendations. The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Federal Age Discrimination Commissioner and member of the ALRC Advisory Committee, will also speak.

This forum is free, but places are limited. If you are interested in attending the event in Melbourne you will need to Register by 7 June 2017.

Once launched, the Report will be available to view or download from the ALRC website and at that time we will send our final enews for the Elder Abuse Inquiry, with relevant links.

Professor Croucher will be speaking at a second WEAAD event on Friday 16 June in Adelaide, at a conference hosted by ARAS, ‘Elder Abuse: Challenges for Changemakers’.