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Friday 27 May 2011

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9:00AM - 4:00PM

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RACV City Club


501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Conference

5.50

Early Bird Price (ends 26 May 2011)


$445.00 Member
$545.00 Non-Member
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$500.00 Member
$600.00 Non-Member
All pricing is in Australian Dollars and
is inclusive of GST

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8.30am
Registration
9.00am
Conference Opening & Welcome
Phil Grano OAM, Office of the Public Advocate, Chair, Elder Law Committee
9.10am
Future directions in Caring for Older Australians
COTA covers a breadth of the issues relating to older Australians including aged care, health, the environment, retirement
incomes, energy use and costs as well as positive ageing issues. This keynote will explore future directions in this context.
Sue Hendy, the CEO of COTA Victoria & Director of the International Federation on Ageing
9.45am
Productivity Commission Draft Report - Caring for Older Australians
What are the potential legal ramifications of the proposed changes? The draft report was released on 21 January 2011
with preparation of the final research report underway.
Assistant Commissioner Sue Macri AM, Productivity Commission
10.45am
Morning Tea
11.15am
Legal and financial planning for lifestyle changes due to ageing
This will include a practical discussion about funding aged care via accommodation bonds, gifting, granny flats and
Centrelink assessments of assets. What estate planning advice should lawyers be giving and when should they
recommend expert advice? Are there situations in which lawyers are generally deficient in preparing their clients for
lifestyle changes eg when moving into a retirement village? What issues do lawyers need to be mindful of if only one
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partner is moving into aged care?


Len Jaffit, Victoria Legal Aid & Grant Mackenzie, Partner, Phillips & Wilkins
12.30pm
Networking Lunch
1.30pm
Hypothetical: Preventing Elder Abuse
According to the Australian Governments premier source of information for Australians over 50 Seniors.gov.au elder
abuse and neglect receives less attention than child abuse and older people are entitled to be treated as individuals
with a right to privacy, protection, companionship, self-fulfilment, safety, warmth and care, just as much as anybody
else.
This illustrative hypothetical involving high profile Australians in unique industry sectors and professions - will explore
just these issues.
Moderator
Bill OShea, Corporate Counsel, The Alfred
Panellists
Deputy President Anne Coghlan, VCAT
Diane Tate, Director, Corporate & Consumer Policy, Australian Bankers Association
Anne Goldsbrough, Magistrate, Magistrates Court of Victoria
Carole Ainio, Judge & Papaleo
Claire McNamara, Solicitor, Office Of The Public Advocate
Senior Sergeant Wayne Fielding, Elder Abuse Awareness Program
3.00pm
Older persons relationship with children and the law
This session will address grandparenting issues and child protection.
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Susan Buchanan, Victorian Bar


4.00pm
Conference Close

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