As our aging population steadily increases, the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) has also experienced an increase in interest from local government workers and health service providers, looking at ways to manage and prevent disputes occurring in senior citizen clubs. Unresolved conflicts result in dysfunctional clubs, which impacts on their funding arrangements and leads to social isolation their of members.
With this in mind, DSCV and Seniors Information (Council on the Aging) COTA partnered together for Law Week 2016*, to provide the Centre's first ever Webinar for Senior citizen groups and their support services across the state.
With special guests from Justice Connect (Not for Profit Law), Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV), and the Whittlesea Council Social Development team, an expert panel discussed the legal and practical ins and outs of supporting senior citizen groups in conflict.
Almost 50 people attended the webinar, some in person, using Justice service Centre video conferencing facilities, and other on-line logging in from Shepparton to Bairnsdale.
*Law Week is a week-long festival that offers the community the opportunity to learn about the law in Victoria.
For more information about Law Week 2016, visit everyday-law.org.au
For more information about rights and responsibilities with incorporated association disputes, try these links from our event partners:
Consumer Affairs Victoria: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-not-for-profits
Justice Connect - not-for profit law: http://www.nfplaw.org.au/
A podcast of the webinar is now available on the COTA YouTube channel and via the link below.