Social Issues Focus

Commencing in 2012, Branches support the Social Issue recommended by the Social Issues Committee through getting speakers; involvement in community; and advocacy.

2018 Elder Abuse 

Members will learn more about the prevention of elder abuse

Elder abuse is mistreatment of an older person that is committed by someone with whom the older person has a relationship of trust such as a partner, family member, friend or carer.

Elder abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect. Sometimes family, friends and carers may not know that their actions amount to elder abuse.

Elder abuse violates an older person’s basic right to feel safe. It is a controlling behaviour or action which frightens or intimidates and can be illegal. It can occur at any time and be subtle to extreme.

No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse, mistreatment or neglect.

For free, confidential information on a situation you believe may involve elder abuse please contact Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821. For more information visit

2017 Homelessness and Affordable Housing

2016 Taking Action on Mens Mental Health especially Carers

2015 Raising Awareness of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in our Community

2014 Suicide - Raising Awareness in our Community

2013 Family Violence - Taking Action

2012 Family Violence


Preventing Domestic Violence

CWA Ladies in the Dandenong Ranges were some of the people involved in a community based alliance aiming to stop domestic violence in the area. One of the CWA of Victoria’s Vice Presidents who lives in the area spoke on the video.


Should you or someone you know need someone to talk to, the following organisations offer help:

Lifeline  13 11 14

Kids Helpline  1800 55 1800

Beyond Blue  1300 224 636

If life is in danger, call 000