Older Australians

More protections needed for seniors to prevent Elder Abuse: Greens

Elder abuse is a growing concern – and one that will continue to grow as the population ages, Greens spokesperson for Seniors and Ageing Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said today, following the tabling of the final report of the Parliamentary Select Committee into Elder Abuse.

Ms Xamon, who took the role of deputy chair during the 12 month inquiry, said financial abuse was often not recognised as a form of elder abuse.

She said she hoped the report’s findings would help people to understand the range of behaviours that constituted abuse.


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