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ALARMing trend in aged care abuse to be tackled by Aged Care Justice

For nearly 2 years ALARM has been focused on reducing the abuse and neglect exposed by the Royal Commission into Aged Care (Royal Commission) by ensuring aged care residents have a means to access legal support.
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Aged care providers to be granted civil and criminal immunity in relation to restrictive practices

ALARM met with the new Government on Friday 22 July to strongly recommend the rejection of Schedule 9, Section 54-11 of the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021  (“A.C. Bill No 2”).
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ALARM commends OPAN’s Ready to Listen project while urging providers to inform victims of legal support

OPAN’s Ready to Listen project is a commendable initiative, as it aims to give providers the tools to appropriately respond to reports of sexual abuse.
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Elder Abuse Awareness: Action Needed to Reduce Abuse in Aged Care Homes

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), is an opportunity to assess how far things have improved since the Aged Care Royal Commission delivered its frightening report on aged care. Sadly, there is still a long way to go.
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Victims of Sexual Abuse in Aged Care

Reports of sexual abuse against aged care residents exceeded a staggering 500 in the last 3 months of 2021. Concerned that not all victims report their abuse, CEO of OPAN Craig Gear has announced the Ready to Listen project.
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Media Release – 6500 Reports of Distressed and Neglected Aged Care Residents

Aged Care Watch submitted 6,500 reports of aged care residents left neglected and distressed to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on Wednesday 27 April 2022.  This was first reported in The Guardian.
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Aged Care Royal Commissioner Honoured for Service to the Law

Aged care Royal Commissioner Tony Pagone was among 155 appointed a Member of the Order (AM), which is given for service in a particular locality or field of activity, or to a particular group.
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President’s Report – December 2021

We have made significant progress in many spheres, and are now well placed to pursue our objectives in 2022.
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Advocacy Group Raises Alarm

The legal community has an important role to play in enforcing the rights of aged care residents in Australia.
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ALARM announces Royal Commissioner as Patron to support access to justice for aged care residents

The Honorable Tony Pagone QC, former Federal Court Judge and one of the Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety, has been appointed to the position of Patron for community legal support organisation, ALARM.
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