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Pro bono: Report finds abuse of power
Pro bono: Report finds abuse of power

 Lisa Grealy 01 Mar 2021

A national register for powers of attorney would prevent some elder abuse.

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Opinion: Age old problem needs new response
Opinion: Age old problem needs new response

 Melanie Joosten 01 Dec 2020

Perpetrators of elder abuse, often the adult children of victims, must be held accountable.

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Law Council of Australia: It’s time to eradicate elder abuse
Law Council of Australia: It’s time to eradicate elder abuse

 Pauline Wright 01 Dec 2020

The LCA has released a guide for legal practitioners to help recognise and prevent financial and other abuse of older people. 

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Aged care regulator should be scrapped, LIV told
Aged care regulator should be scrapped, LIV told

 Karin Derkley 26 Nov 2020

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is fundamentally unfit for purpose and should be scrapped, a recent LIV webinar on elder law was told...
 

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Disability, Elder and Health Law Annual Report
Disability, Elder and Health Law Annual Report

 LIV DEHL Section 09 Nov 2020

The 2020 Annual Report for the LIV Disability, Elder and Health Law (DEHL) Section has been released....

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Be alert to inadvertent collusion with elder abusers
Be alert to inadvertent collusion with elder abusers

 Karin Derkley 24 Sep 2020

Practitioners working with older clients need to take care they are not inadvertently colluding with perpetrators of elder abuse...
 

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LIV concerned that IVOs are being misused to perpetrate elder abuse
LIV concerned that IVOs are being misused to perpetrate elder abuse

 LIV Elder Law Committee 30 Jun 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria has written to the Chief Magistrate to express concerns that family violence intervention orders are being misused to perpetrate elder abuse...

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LIV Comments on best practice guide for preventing elder abuse in the banking sector
LIV Comments on best practice guide for preventing elder abuse in the banking sector

 Elder Law Section 21 May 2020

The LIV responds to the Law Council’s proposed engagement with the Australian Banking Association and Best Practice Guide in relation to Elder Financial Abuse …

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Follow-Up
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Follow-Up

 Elder Law Section 29 Apr 2020

The LIV has provided additional comments in relation to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety….

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Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria
Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

 Criminal Law Section 16 Mar 2020

The LIV, informed by lawyers practising across a range of sectors, calls for systemic changes to prevent and protect vulnerable Victorians from falling into insecure housing and homelessness...

 

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Additional resources urgently needed to implement Guardianship and Administration Act
Additional resources urgently needed to implement Guardianship and Administration Act

 LIV Disability, Elder and Health Law Section 05 Mar 2020

The LIV has called for additional resources to to cover the additional work involved in implementing the Guardianship and Administration Act...

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LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse
LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse

 LIV Elder Law Committee 21 Feb 2020

The LIV is concerned about the impact of Centrelink's Income and Asset's test in accessing the eligibility for a pension of a victim of elder financial abuse...

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Annual Report released for Disability, Elder and Health Law Sections
Annual Report released for Disability, Elder and Health Law Sections

 Elder Law Section 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has released the annual report for the DEHL section, encompassing Disability, Elder and Health Law...

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LIV provides recommendations to best practice in relation to elder abuse
LIV provides recommendations to best practice in relation to elder abuse

 Elder Law Committee 22 Oct 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided comment to the Law Council of Australia on their draft Best Practice Guide in Relation to Elder Abuse...
 

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The LIV calls for reform to Australia's aged care facilities
The LIV calls for reform to Australia's aged care facilities

 Elder Law Section 06 Sep 2019

The LIV has contributed to the LCA's submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety...

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