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22 – 24 July 2024

The 2024 Australian Elder Abuse Conference will be held in South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and conference co-host Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) look forward to hosting the conference which will once again be presented in a hybrid format.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land of the Kaurna people on which the conference will be held, and pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging.

A rally cry for equity and equality

The conference will herald a growing ambition to embed issues surrounding the abuse and neglect of older people into the conscience of the nation.

It will be designed to amplify the restlessness of a movement that expects lawmakers and the wider community to intensify efforts to end the scourge of abuse.

See me, hear me, back me

The conference will provide a platform to better support older people by listening to their stories, advocating for their human rights and capitalising on the collective energy of attendees. We will hear from voices that reflect the true diversity of our nation.

Crucially, it will be a reminder that we cannot go quietly about the quest for real and lasting change, nor should we cease to imagine an Australia that repudiates ageism and upholds the principles of equality and fairness.

Conference Host

Elder Abuse Action Australia
Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) is a specialist organisation acting to eliminate elder abuse. Our work positively impacts the lives of older Australians, their families, communities and broader society.
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Conference Co-Host

Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights since 1990.
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Ambassador's Welcome

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO

“I’m delighted to be the Ambassador for the Australian Elder Abuse Conference from 22-24 July 2024 in Adelaide.

The theme for the conference is Turn up the Volume! This is a rallying cry for all of us to raise our voices to create positive change and develop solutions to the challenges facing many older Australians.

This conference represents a crucial platform and reminds us that the quest for real and lasting change cannot be pursued quietly.

We must maintain an unwavering commitment to imagining and working towards an Australia that firmly rejects ageism and upholds the core principles of equality and fairness.

I invite you to join us in this effort by attending the conference, either in person or online, and be an active participant in building a more just, safer, and equitable Australia.”

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO - Australian Elder Abuse Conference Ambassador