Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop. This event has now been cancelled

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Thursday, November 3, 2016 105-153 Miller Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Thursday, November, 3rd 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description:  Protect your clients against Financial abuse Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the […]

Giving an edge to Financial Services – Workshop. This event has now been cancelled

Thursday, November, 3rd 2016   Venue:  The Boardroom, MLC North Sydney. Description:  Protect your clients against Financial abuse Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the Financial Services Sector on Dementia, Financial abuse and Supported Decision Making. In 2016 we are still experiencing increased […]

Workshop for the Financial Services Sector presented by Capacity Australia

Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the Financial Services Sector on Dementia, Financial abuse and Supported Decision Making. In 2016 we are still experiencing increased incidents of elder abuse and in particular financial abuse. How do financial services professionals know when someone is struggling […]

Workshop for the Financial Services Sector presented by Capacity Australia

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Thursday, February 18, 2016 200 Miller St, Map and Directions | Register Description: Giving an edge to financial service providers for their ageing or disabled clients This Conference will educate professionals in the Financial Services Sector on Dementia, Financial abuse and Supported Decision Making. In 2016 we are still experiencing increased […]

Useful Contacts

Advance Care PlanningContact: 02 9391 9000http://www.health.nsw.gov.au The Advance Care Directive Association INC.Contact: 0423 157 003https://www.advancecaredirectives.org.au/ Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)Contact: 1800 200 422http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-and-assessment/acat-assessments Elder AbuseContact: 1800 628 221http://www.elderabusehelpline.com.au/ The Law Society Of New South WalesContact: 02 9926 0333http://www.lawsociety.com.au/ LawAccessContact: 1300 888 529http://www.lawassist.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/lawassist/lawassist_index.html My Aged Care: Department of Health, Help to stay at home.Contact: 1800 200 […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Speakers List

 Our keynote speaker Associate Professor Carmelle Peisah   Bio: Old Age Psychiatrist; Clinical Director Specialised Mental Health Services for Older People, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia;  President Capacity Australia; Conjoint Associate  Professor,  University NSW; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; Chair of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Taskforce/Shared Interest Group on Capacity; Co-author with Mr […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Speakers

 Our keynote speaker Associate Professor Carmelle Peisah   Bio: Old Age Psychiatrist; Clinical Director Specialised Mental Health Services for Older People, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia;  President Capacity Australia; Conjoint Associate  Professor,  University NSW; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; Chair of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Taskforce/Shared Interest Group on Capacity; Co-author with Mr […]

Capacity Australia Invites you to Donate

Capacity Australia’s vision is an inclusive community that respects individual’s abilities and which empowers people to make their own decisions with necessary supports when required. As a self-funded charity, Capacity Australia gratefully accepts any monetary donation, big or small.

Capacity Australia promotes an individual’s right to make their own decisions

Capacity Australia is a not-for-profit charity that promotes autonomy of decision-making. We believe that while autonomy of decision-making is paramount, it is equally important to ensure that where a person lacks capacity to make their own decisions, the necessary safeguards are in place to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation. We are a group of dedicated […]

Nursing Homes Should Be Abolished Global Debate Speakers

Moderator Prof. Andrew Byrnes Professor of International Law, UNSW Sydney For the Affirmative Prof. Gerard Quinn Professor Emeritus in Law at the National University of Ireland (Galway) Prof. Israel (Issi) Doron Department of Gerontology & Head of the Center for Research and Study of Aging Past President – Israel Society of Gerontology University of Haifa, […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference was a Huge Success in September 2014

The 1st Annual International Capacity Conference “Capacity, Ethics and the Prevention of Abuse” was held in Hong Kong on 20th September 2014 and the event was a huge success. Experts from around the world joined to discuss matters related to human rights and decision-making capacity and positive feedback has arrived that we would like to share with all.

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Program

  Activity Speaker Topic 8.00- 8.30 Registration     8.30- 8.45 Welcome and opening address Professor Helen Chiu   8.45- 9.15 Keynote address Ass/Prof Carmelle Peisah, Australia Supported decision making: putting our actions where our mouths are in human rights  9.15- 9.45 Plenary Ass/Professor Joshua Tsoh, Hong Kong  Guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in […]

1st Annual International Capacity Conference – Program at a glance

  Activity Speaker Topic 8.00- 8.30 Registration     8.30- 8.45 Welcome and opening address Professor Helen Chiu   8.45- 9.15 Keynote address Ass/Prof Carmelle Peisah, Australia Supported decision making: putting our actions where our mouths are in human rights  9.15- 9.45 Plenary Ass/Professor Joshua Tsoh, Hong Kong  Guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in […]

Academic Resources

Capacity and end of life Reutens S., Peisah C. (2012) Capacity at the end of life: uneasy paternalism (letter) Med J Australia 196 (5): 312. Ryan CJ (1996) Betting your life: an argument against certain advance directives. Journal of Medical Ethics; 22(2):95-9. Ryan C.J.(1998) Matters of life and death: the challenge of CPR decision making: how can we improve […]

Related Links

Capacity and the Law “Capacity and the Law” by Nick O’Neill and Carmelle Peisah, is the first book to deal comprehensively with the issue of capacity and the common law and statute law in Australia over a wide range of the situations in which questions of capacity arise. Capacity Toolkit The Capacity Toolkit, produced by […]