Published on 12 December 2016.

Discussion Paper released

This morning we released the second consultation document for this Inquiry, a Discussion Paper, Elder Abuse (DP 83). The Discussion Paper includes 43 proposals for law reform. Key proposals have been made concerning powers of investigation for public advocates and public guardians; enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship; family agreements; banking; aged care; and social security.

The Discussion Paper has been getting some great media coverage — online, on radio and TV. You can view one of the ABC TV packages on ivew. (The elder abuse segment begins approx 5.30 minutes in.)

Professor Rosalind Croucher has also recorded a brief podcast providing an overview of proposals.

Call for submissions

The ALRC is calling for submissions from organisations and individuals in response to the proposals and questions contained in the Discussion paper.

We prefer to receive submissions via the online form on the ALRC website, but also accept submissions by post and email. 

Submissions close 27 February 2017.