Prevalence of elder abuse in South Australia

Understanding and awareness of elder abuse as a significant problem is well understood but not comprehensively documented by key government and non-government agencies within South Australia

Ageing in South Australia 2016: insights from the aged care sector

The report examines the attitudes, expectations and strategies of agencies working in aged care in South Australia in 2016. It sets out to document the business conditions and perceived opportunities affecting the sector at a time of considerable transition, with a view to establishing a...

Seniors downsizing on their own terms: overcoming planning, legal and policy impediments to the creation of alternative retirement communities

As discussions of how to house an ageing population continue, National Seniors Australia has released a report exploring the motivations, incentives and disincentives around downsizing for both homeowners and more vulnerable seniors. The research comprised a literature review of Australian, European and North American research...

The right to vote: an Australian perspective on the challenges of ageing in a democracy

Abstract Australian "exceptionalism" with respect to the implementation of human rights norms has been widely noted and frequently criticized. As the only developed Western state without a bill or statutory charter of rights, Australia stands in a unique position. In law, human rights tend to...
Journal article

Neglectful to the point of cruelty? Elder abuse and the rights of older persons in Australia

Australia’s ageing population is growing and so too is the number of older persons who experience abuse. Divorce, ill-health, disability, the death of a partner, dependency, poverty, social isolation, gender, and even the accumulation of assets, can heighten a person’s vulnerability to abuse — physical...