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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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LIV calls to reform the Duties Act 2000 to protect against elder financial abuse
LIV calls to reform the Duties Act 2000 to protect against elder financial abuse

 Elder Law Section 05 Jul 2019

In a letter to the Treasurer the Law Institute of Victoria has noted its concern that the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) can impact unfairly on victims of elder financial abuse...

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New Guardianship Laws Pass Parliament
New Guardianship Laws Pass Parliament

 Elder Law Section 29 May 2019

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic) has passed parliament and will replace the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (Vic). The new Act makes a number of significant changes...  

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In_print
In_print

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2019

This month we review books covering elder law, criminal law, business management and the tragic story of the Churchill fire...

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LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme
LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme

 Elder Law Section 20 Feb 2019

The LIV has written to the Law Council of Australia to express its support for nationally consistent Power of Attorney laws, and the introduction of a national register, to minimise the risk of Powers of Attorney being used as instruments of financial elder abuse.

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Advising clients on aged care options
Advising clients on aged care options

 Rachel Lane 19 Feb 2019

Few stages in life are as complex and emotionally taxing for clients as aged care – whether they are seeking care for themselves or a loved one. The complexity is largely driven by the vast choices...

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LIV submission on the Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018
LIV submission on the Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018

 Succession Law Section 05 Feb 2019

The LIV has expressed concerns regarding the state opposition's Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018…

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Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities
Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities

 Melissa Lirosi 22 Nov 2018

Do you know the non-legal issues your client should consider when looking to move to a retirement village...

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The LIV comments on the My Health Record System
The LIV comments on the My Health Record System

 Elder Law Section 14 Sep 2018

In a submission to the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria has provided comment to the Senate  Community Affairs References Committee’s inquiry into the My Health Record system (‘MyHR’)...

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How health partnerships can uncover abuse
How health partnerships can uncover abuse

 Yvonne Lipianin 02 Jul 2018

An admission to hospital can be an important window of opportunity for an older person to disclose abuse, as it may be the only time they are separated from the perpetrator...

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LIV calls for more frontline services to prevent and reduce elder abuse in Victoria
LIV calls for more frontline services to prevent and reduce elder abuse in Victoria

 LIV Media 15 Jun 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has called for more funding to support frontline services to help prevent and reduce elder abuse in the Victorian community...

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Banks should protect older customers from financial abuse
Banks should protect older customers from financial abuse

 Karin Derkley 03 May 2018

Banks need to take a greater role in protecting older customers from financial abuse, the Law Institute has said...

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