Welcome to Elder Abuse Action Australia

Welcome to Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA), the new national peak established to respond to and prevent elder abuse. EAAA is committed to:

  • Social justice and the rights of others;
  • Respect for difference and inclusion;
  • Conversations with consumers and industry stakeholders;
  • Accountability and integrity;
  • Evidence based practice and research; and
  • Innovation and forward-thinking.

EAAA was incorporated in May of this year and since then we’ve been focused on establishing all aspects of the organisation including branding, administrative processes, internal policies, and procuring a consultant for the development of a Feasibility Study for an Elder Abuse Knowledge Hub.

The Feasibility for a Knowledge Hub

The Attorney General’s Department has engaged EAAA to co-design a Feasibility Study for a Knowledge Hub on elder abuse. The Knowledge Hub is intended for consumers and industry and the report is due at the end of the year. EAAA will be consulting with key stakeholders in October and November to ensure we capture and understand the issues and requirements from older Australians, their families and carers, in addition to sectors who interface with older Australians.

FIND OUT MORE on how, when and where this will be happening will be available on the website, but we encourage you to register your interest by completing the contact form here.

Let’s talk

As you can see, our website is under development, and you’ll begin to see changes and FIND OUT MORE over the coming months.

EAAA looks forward to listening, acting and advocating for older Australians across government and industry. We welcome your ideas, feedback and insights into areas you feel need to be our focus. EAAA is small in number and we appreciate your patience as we work through the many priorities ahead.

Warm regards
Diedre Timms and Russell Westacott

What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse – the abuse and neglect of older people – is increasingly reported. Some stories in the media reveal shocking problems in residential aged care.

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