Who We Are
ALARM is a not-for-profit group of volunteers incorporated in Victoria pursuant to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. It was established in October 2020, by senior legal and medical professionals. ALARM’s Chairman is Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen, AM QC, a member of the Victorian Bar, now retired, and is supported by other voluntary Board members.
The Honourable Tony Pagone QC
We welcome The Honourable Tony Pagone QC, as Patron of ALARM, a former Federal Court Judge and Chair of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
ALARM is a not-for-profit group of volunteers incorporated in Victoria pursuant to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. It was established in October 2020, by senior legal and medical professionals.
Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC
Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC, now retired, practised at the Victorian Bar for 35 years, focusing on the protection of human rights, including native title claims.
Henry Walachowski acts as treasurer of our organization. He has been a Director of Marin Accountants Pty Ltd since 2005.
Sue is a partner with Holding Redlich and is actively involved in volunteering in the palliative care industry.
A specialist health and medical lawyer for over 30 years, has conducted numerous negligence claims against residential aged care facilities and has pursued aged care advocacy. She is the national spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance on aged care and elder law.
ANASTASIA (Anna) WILLIS
Anna, is currently a sole practitioner, with over 20 years business experience, in a variety of roles for both commercial and community organisations.
Dimitrios is a penultimate law student at Monash University.
Yasmin is a penultimate law student at Monash University.
Rodney is a full time practising solicitor in elder law and elder abuse with Elderlaw Legal Services, Martin Place, Sydney.
Patrick O’Doherty is the owner of Yarra Web and manages ALARM’s digital communications.
Dr Eileen Webb
Dr Eileen Webb is Professor of Law and Ageing in the School of Law at the University of South Australia.
Daniel is a penultimate law student at Monash University
Guy is a Consultant to ALARM and the National Pro Bono Manager at law firm, Holding Redlich.
Secretary of Fundraising
Elizabeth is a penultimate law student at Monash University.
Edward is a penultimate law student at Monash University.
ALARM’s main purposes are to promote law reform in the Aged Care sector and to assist aggrieved persons seeking legal redress due to financial, emotional or physical damage suffered in aged-care facilities.
ALARM is networking with allied groups and aged-care workers, and is developing contacts with lawyers and legal firms willing to accept potential clients, initially on a pro-bono basis and, if so instructed, to act for them thereafter.