Over 90 delegates joined Capacity Australia President Professor Carmelle Peisah at the Death on the Beach conference on 1st March in Sydney. Thanks to UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addictions Theme for sponsoring our plenary speaker Dr Liz Sampson from the UK.

(photo of presenters L-R Meagan Ramages, Nicoleta Tataru, Meera Agar, Fiona Miller, Liz Sampson, Sandy Macleod, Ken Hillman, Carmelle Peisah, Anne Wand)

News & Events

  • Professor Carmelle Peisah has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), who are major partners with Capacity Australia. Professor Peisah has also been appointed Chair of the IPA Capacity Task Force, and Chair of the Capacity Shared Interest Forum.
  • The 4th International Conference on Capacity will be held on 8 November 2017 as part of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2017 FPOA Conference, which takes place 8-10 November 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand. TEST

Capacity and the law 

ALRC submissions

Professors Carmelle Peisah and Nick O’Neill provided key submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) report on Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response. Elder abuse is complex and multidimensional issue and requires a multi-faceted response. In this report, the ALRC outlines a comprehensive set of recommendations to achieve a nationally consistent approach to elder abuse. The report also includes immediate strategies and specific reforms to support older people’s autonomy and to safeguard against abuse.