22 – 24 July 2024
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.
“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