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LIV provides in-principle support for a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney
LIV provides in-principle support for a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney

 LIV Elder Law and Succession Law Committees 04 Aug 2021

The LIV provides in-principle support for the establishment of a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney, pending further clarifications...

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LIV recommends independent regulator model in submission to LCA on Aged Care Royal Commission
LIV recommends independent regulator model in submission to LCA on Aged Care Royal Commission

 LIV Elder Law Committee 27 Apr 2021

The LIV has commented on the Royal Commission into Aged Care's key recommendations in a submission to the Law Council of Australia...

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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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Aged care: Locked down for life
Aged care: Locked down for life

 Bill O’Shea and Professor Joseph Ibrahim 01 Feb 2021

A conversation on the state of aged care in Australia between Bill O’Shea and Professor Joseph Ibrahim.

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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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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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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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Judicial College of Victoria: A new era of support and empowerment
Judicial College of Victoria: A new era of support and empowerment

 Andrix Lim 01 Apr 2020

The new Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic) gives voice to the ‘will and preferences’ of people with a disability. The JCV has produced a succinct guide to help navigate the changes.

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Opinion: Minimising restraint in aged care
Opinion: Minimising restraint in aged care

 Claire McNamara 01 Mar 2020

Lawyers who advise clients about aged care agreements, appointments of medical treatment decision makers and advance care directives need to be familiar with the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions 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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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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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi 09 Jul 2019

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. We asked Allan Swan, Director of Estate Planning Equation and author of CCH service Australian Estate Planning, his top tips for drafting wills for blended families.

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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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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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