Aged care worker talking to male resident

Commission welcomes announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care as reports of appalling mistreatment continue to emerge.Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, says this issue...
Monday 17 September 2018
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

Age Discrimination Commissioner visits NT

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the growing challenges of elder abuse and the increase in the number of older women at risk of homelessness.Dr Kay Patterson AO is meeting with older...
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Dr Kay Patterson speaking at the Collaborative Partnership

Partnership on mature age employment gets to work

The Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment - chaired by Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson AO - has begun discussions on how to reduce workplace age discrimination.The Collaborative Partnership met for the first time on...
Friday 24 August 2018
Older person in wheelchair

Australia takes steps to end elder abuse

As the world marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Commission is reminding all Australians that they have a responsibility to recognise and report elder abuse and neglect in whatever form it's taking place. 
Thursday 15 June 2017
Older lady looking out of a window

Kay Patterson on elder abuse

People react with disbelief when I recount examples of elder abuse that I have heard during my consultations.
Monday 6 February 2017

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