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New campaign seeks to reduce abuse of older Australians

Encouraging perpetrators of elder abuse to understand the impact of their actions is the focus of a new awareness campaign from the Australian Human Rights Commission. Launched today to coincide with the 2022 International Day of Older Persons, the Elder Abuse: Shift Your Perspective campaign...

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Age Discrimination

Human Rights don't diminish with age (2022)

Council of the Ageing (COTA) - Northern Territory (NT) COTA NT Aged care forum: Once in a lifetime reform 2 August 2022 - Parliament House, Darwin 4 August 2022 - Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, Alice Springs Keynote address: Human Rights don't diminish with age Due to unforeseen circumstances...

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Elder abuse resources available in 20 languages

The Australian Human Rights Commission has produced bookmarks and posters in 20 languages to empower communities to recognise elder abuse and know where to seek help.  
 
 The release of these resources coincides with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (tomorrow Wednesday 15 June), a day which takes...

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Age Discrimination

Elder abuse conference to drive positive change

The abuse of older Australians and how to prevent it will be the main focus of the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference this week of which Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson AO is the Walk the Talk Ambassador.

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Age Discrimination

Generational divide? It’s more myth than reality

Although antagonism between the generations is often seen as inevitable, the ‘generational wars’ we hear about are not supported by Australians themselves. 
 
 A new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission, What’s age got to do with it? A snapshot of ageism across the Australian lifespan...

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Age Discrimination

New campaign on the warning signs of elder abuse

A new campaign to raise awareness of elder abuse has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission to mark the International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2021).

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Age Discrimination

Safety and Security for Older Women

National Summit on Women’s Safety Safety and Security for Older Women Dr Kay Patterson Age Discrimination Commissioner Via Video Conference Tuesday 7 September 2021 Introduction I would like to thank Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Senator the Hon Anne Ruston for inviting me to speak at this...

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Ageism and countering the effects of COVID-19 on Older Australians at work

Speech by Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson. I would like to thank the Diversity Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Annese, for inviting me to speak and for introducing me today. I wish to acknowledge the Kulin Nation peoples as the traditional owners of the land from...

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Age Discrimination

Statement on the Aged Care Royal Commission report

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the publication of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Following the findings and recommendations in the report, released today, the Commission would like to see the human rights of older people embedded in the...

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