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

 Melissa Lirosi 07 Nov 2017

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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Elder abuse in the spotlight
Elder abuse in the spotlight

 Pam Morton 01 Dec 2016

Until recently elder abuse, like family violence, was in the too hard basket. Elder abuse can be defined as any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust...

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Warning on exploitation of elderly
Warning on exploitation of elderly

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2016

15 June marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a reminder that lawyers need to guard against inadvertent involvement in the financial abuse of vulnerable older people...

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