OPAN Digital Advocacy Training & National Elder Abuse Framework Launch



What Time?

11:30 AM AWST



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You’re invited to the launch of:

OPAN’s ‘Talk to Us First’ Aged Care Advocacy Online Training for aged care workers:

  • to support Aged Care Workers and Service Providers in meeting the Quality Standards
  • increase understanding of advocates’ role in supporting residents and consumers to raise and rectify their concerns early

OPAN’s National Elder Abuse Prevention and Advocacy Framework:

  • Ground breaking work based on good practice models
  • providing a basis for consistent approaches nationally to elder abuse prevention and support
  • informing the development of better responses to elder abuse at the local and systemic level

To be launched by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP followed by a Q&A session.

About the speakers

Hon Ken Wyatt
Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, an electorate East of Perth, making history as the first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives. In September 2013 Ken became the first Member for Hasluck re-elected for a second term. Since his election to Parliament in 2010, Ken has worked tirelessly to be a strong advocate for his electorate and to help build a stronger local community. Ken brings his knowledge in the areas of Health and Education to his role as Minister for Senior Australians and Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, as well as a lifetime of experiences in raising a family and being part of the local Perth community.

Dr Kate Barnett
Dr Kate Barnett established the Stand Out Report in mid-2016, building on 30 years as a social researcher specialising in ageing issues, with 20 of those leading her own consultancy – Kate Barnett and Associates – and 10 as Deputy Director of the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre (WISeR) at The University of Adelaide. Kate continues to work as a university researcher, but on a free-lance, project-by-project basis. Most recently, she was Lead Writer for Australia’s first Technology Roadmap for Aged Care (launched July 2017), and undertaken by a team from the Medical Devices Research Institute at Flinders University. Kate continues to work with this team in their application to establish the Smart Ageing CRC (Cooperative Research Centre). Kate specialises in ageing and aged care, and to this end, has always worked closely with all levels of government, peak bodies and leading not for profit aged care providers.