Elder abuse

The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC announced an 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 released a Discussion Paper in December 2016 with proposals for reform. Submissions closed on 27 February 2017.

The Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), was tabled on 14 June 2017.

See A-G’s media release.