Seniors Law

Older people deserve respect. We partner with community services to help older Australians assert their rights.

Some older people face complex legal problems, like elder abuse, but can’t afford the legal help they need, or don’t know they need it in the first place. Our Seniors Law team integrates lawyers in the services older Australians use, so we can identify legal need and provide seniors with free legal help.

 

Health Justice Partnerships

We work with healthcare providers to reach out to people who can’t afford a lawyer, or don’t know they have a legal problem in the first place. By training healthcare professionals, we can identify legal risks early, and provide older people with the right legal help before problems can escalate.

Learn about Health Justice Partnerships

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Law and policy reform

Read our latest submissions to help put an end to elder abuse.

Elder abuse ALRC inquiry issues paper (September 2016) Download PDF (2 MB)
Elder abuse ALRC inquiry health services (September 2016) Download PDF (549 KB)
Inquiry into elder abuse in NSW (November 2015) Download PDF (1 MB)

Royal Commission into Family Violence Seniors Law Submission (May 2015) Download PDF (1 MB)
Equality, capacity and disability in Commonwealth Law (May 2014) Download PDF (1 MB)

Our stories

Just some of the stories of the people we help.

 

Margot overcomes elder abuse

She left the hospital knowing she had a right to feel safe in her own home.

Read Margot's story