Proposed laws to kick people out of their homes take centre stage at CPSA’s 2015 Conference

Laws that would see elderly people kicked out of their homes will take centre stage at CPSA’s Annual Conference, which starts tomorrow.

Bills allowing developers to snap up a block of strata-titled units with only 75% of owners agreeing to sell are being debated in NSW Parliament this week. These bills represent an extraordinary attack on property rights, sanctioning the eviction of up to 25% of owners who don’t want to sell.

Dr Cathy Sherry, a Senior Law Lecturer from the University of New South Wales will present at this year’s Conference on the proposed strata laws.

Joining Dr Sherry in presenting to Conference is the Minister for Ageing, Disability Services and Multiculturalism, John Ajaka, who will discuss the NSW Government’s priorities for ageing in NSW.

Superintendent Rob Critchlow will address Conference about preventing and responding to abuse of older people.

Kate Swaffer, a dementia advocate and Chair of the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Advisory Committee will present on her experience of living positively with dementia.

CPSA invites media to attend to hear from the guest speakers at the following times:

Day 1, Tuesday, 27 October

9.30 am: The Hon John Ajaka, MLC

10.35 am: Superintendent Rob Critchlow

2.35 pm: Dr Cathy Sherry

Day 2, Wednesday 28 October

9.55 am: Kate Swaffer

Conference will be held at the Salvation Army Congress Hall, 140 Elizabeth St, Sydney.

For comment and further information about attending Conference, contact Amelia Christie, Manager Research & Advocacy on 0410 612 182.