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Minister Donnellan to host virtual event exploring elder abuse during COVID-19

The Respecting Seniors Network will be showcasing its latest campaign Inheritance: not an entitlement at the Victorian Government’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 virtual event:

Preventing Elder Abuse – What can we learn from the COVID-19 response and recovery? 

Please join in this virtual event, to be hosted by Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, to come together to hear a range of speakers share learnings from COVID-19 in the context of elder abuse.

Date: 15 June 2021 

Time: 8.15 am – 10.00 am 

Live Stream

The Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers will provide an opening address followed by a a panel discussion addressing your questions.

The panelists have been confirmed as:

  • Anthony Carbines MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health
  • Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Seniors and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Briony Dow, Director, National Ageing Research Institute
  • Serge Sardo, Chief Executive Officer, Better Place Australia
  • Michelle Lord, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership
  • Melanie Joosten, Policy Officer, Seniors Rights Victoria

You are encouraged to send your questions for the panel in advance of the event to 


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