The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC announced a new Inquiry for the ALRC on 'Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse' on 24 February 2016.
The ALRC released an Issues Paper on 15 June 2016 and called for submissions from the public. Submissions closed on 18 August 2016.
The ALRC will release a Discussion Paper in December 2016 with proposals for reform, and will again call for submissions.
The reporting date is May 2017.
See A-G's media release.