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Forum: Renaissance - now or??

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Queensland Advocacy Incorporated present: "Renaissance - now or??"

Continuing the deinstitutionalisation of people with disability

Date:  Friday 8 August 2014, 9.30am - 3.30pm

About the Forum:

The purpose of this project is to enliven, enlighten, encourage and bring renaissance to the continuation of including people with disability into community life.  

Over the last decade the impetus of the deinstitutionalisation of people with disability had lost momentum.  With the potential risk of former efforts being lost in the wake of a turbulent political climate it is vital to reignite this agenda, and to launch an effective campaign that will serve vulnerable people with disability the best opportunity to return to community living in light of the impending NDIS.

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3rd National Elder Abuse Conference

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Perth, Western Australia: 3-4 September 2014

Mark your diary: Save the date for this not to be missed event.

Update: Program details

Advocare is proud to be at the forefront of combating elder abuse in Australia and will host the Third National Elder Abuse Conference. Entitled 'Unlocking Solutions', our organising committee will embrace a program that looks into all aspects of elder abuse.

Already regarded by industry leaders as a must attend event, this conference will bring together dynamic global experts to share information on topics that will assist in elder abuse research, intervention and policy. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking, reacquainting with old colleagues and meeting new ones.

The two day conference will be followed by a unique movers and shakers day, which will look at the practical and theoretical applications that arise from the conference.

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Brisbane, Queensland: 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:18

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) is the peak body network for advocacy organisations; operating to provide advocates with the tools and resources necessary to effectively assist people with disability. We would like to advise you that our Conference is being held soon in Brisbane. A draft program is available on our website.

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2nd World Congress resounding success!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:17

The 2nd World Congress on Adult Guardianship held in Melbourne from 15-17 November 2012 was a resounding success, with over 400 delegates attending from United States of America, Japan, Ireland, South Korea, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Hungary, The United Kingdom, Finland, Thailand and Australia.

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Guardianship and the United Nations Disabilities Convention
Australian and International Perspectives

  • Date: 15-16 October 2012
  • Location: Hilton on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
  • Note: (with optional workshops on 17 October)
  • Congress website

Bringing together Australian and International experts in the ageing, disability and guardianship fields, this congress will consider the effect of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on national and international guardianship laws and practices.

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IFA Global Conference on Ageing

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2011 10:21

World Congress on Adult Guardianship Law 2010

Date: 2-4 October 2010
Location: Pacifico, Yokohama - Japan
Links: Conference web site; Japan Adult Guardianship

   

IFA 2010 Global Conference on Ageing

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2011 10:20

International Federation on Ageing
Climate for Change: Ageing into the future

Date: 3-6 May 2010
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

We are pleased to invite you to the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference on Ageing to be hosted by Council on the Ageing, Victoria (COTA, Vic). The conference will take place at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Australia 3 - 6 May 2010. (read the full article)...

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Past Conferences

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Rights Responsibilities and Rhetoric: Unpacking the policy and practice issues in mental health law, guardianship and trusteeship

Date: 8 - 9 October 2009 (during Mental Health Week)
Location: Adelaide

Mental health issues are a growing concern in the community. This conference will help practitioners to better face these and the related adult-protection issues in today’s everchanging society.

We bring together experts in their field, practitioners and consumers to examine current and potential future practice and service provision in the areas of guardianship, advocacy, the involuntary treatment of mental illness and trusteeship.

Social Inclusion: The Future of Ageing, Disability and Substituted Decision-Making

Date: 19-20 March 2009
Location: Brisbane, Hilton Hotel, Australia

Adults with impaired decision-making capacity are among our most disadvantaged and marginalised citizens: often they lead forgotten lives of social isolation and diminished opportunities. They struggle for equitable access to housing, healthcare and legal services, while the problems of social exclusion and marginalisation seem to be immune to legislative and policy fixes. How can we secure funding levels which are adequate, community attitudes which are welcoming, and service systems whose cultures support people’s autonomy and dignity?

Given the changing demographics of ageing and disability, what lies ahead for our citizens with impaired capacity? What are the challenges for government?  How should our systems of protection respond?...

Just Partners.....Family Violence, Specialist Courts and the Idea of Integration

A National Conference

Date: 22-23 May 2008
Location: Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Details: http://www.victimsupport.act.gov.au/category.php?id=43

Ageing Citizens, Evolving Practices

In conjunction with International Guardianship Network, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law announces its  4th Annual Canadian (International) Conference on Elder Law issues "Aging Citizens, Evolving Practices" 

Date: November 13 - 15, 2008
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Details: http://www.ccels.ca/