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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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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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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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LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

 Elder Law Section elderlawsection@liv.asn.au 02 May 2018

The LIV's submission to the Banking Royal Commission highlights the need for increased methods of detection by banks and financial service entities to reduce the prevalence of financial elder abuse.

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Values and preferences for future medical treatment
Values and preferences for future medical treatment

 Bill O'Shea and Rebecca Park 01 May 2018

A new act to consolidate medical treatment laws and ensure a person’s values and preferences are followed came into force in Victoria on 12 March 2018...

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Planning ahead for medical treatment when we can no longer decide for ourselves
Planning ahead for medical treatment when we can no longer decide for ourselves

 Bill O’Shea 08 Mar 2018

Victorians can now plan ahead for medical treatment to ensure their wishes are followed and their values considered when decisions are made on medical treatment after they lose medical decision-making capacity...

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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi 15 Feb 2018

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. Practitioners are faced with finding practical solutions for clients...

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Health-based legal service wins health equity award
Health-based legal service wins health equity award

 Karin Derkley 15 Dec 2017

A service that uses an innovative model to reach socially isolated people at risk of elder abuse has won a VicHealth award for improving health equity...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 02 Oct 2017

Dan Star QC on corporations/practice and procedure, employment and industrial law, and human rights/anti discrimination law...

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Euthanasia Debate Continues
Euthanasia Debate Continues

 Divya Sharma 01 Sep 2017

Following the recommendations of a ministerial advisory panel, the Victorian government is drafting its euthanasia bill to be tabled for a conscience vote later this year...

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