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
Older person in wheelchair

Time to talk about elder abuse

The Commission is calling on all interested parties – including organisations and professionals in health, law, social work, banking, financial services, aged care and other disciplines – to review the Australian Law Reform Commission’s latest...
Monday 12 December 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan

Goodbye Susan Ryan

After five years as the Age Discrimination Commissioner, it’s time for the Australian Human Rights Commission to say goodbye to our esteemed colleague and friend, The Hon Susan Ryan AO.Susan has been a formidable warrior for the rights of older...
Wednesday 27 July 2016

Susan Ryan at the Press Club

Outgoing Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan delivers her final major address at the National Press Club in Canberra.About 120 people gathered at the Club to hear Susan's speech, The Ageing Revolution is Not Over,  three weeks...
Tuesday 5 July 2016