Skip to main content
Home
    • The Legislative Assembly Estimates A meets tomorrow (09:00 AM)
      Legislative Assembly Estimates ASitting Today (09:00 AM)
    • The Legislative Assembly Estimates B meets tomorrow (09:00 AM)
      Legislative Assembly Estimates BSitting Today (09:00 AM)
    • Legislation Committee meet today (10:00 AM)Watch live
      Legislation CommitteeSitting Today (10:00 AM)
    • Select Committee into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community meet today (02:45 PM)Watch live
      Select Committee into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the communitySitting Today (02:45 PM)

Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:09/13/2017
Tabling date:09/13/2018
Date Ended:09/13/2018
Committee:Select Committee into Elder Abuse
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 14/09/2017
31/10/2017
16/03/2018
09/03/2018
23/03/2018
06/04/2018
04/05/2018
11/05/2018
18/05/2018
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On Wednesday 13 September 2017, the Legislative Council ordered that a select committee be established to inquire into elder abuse with particular reference to:
a) determine an appropriate definition of elder abuse;
b) identify its prevalence;
c) identify the forms of elder abuse, including but not limited to neglect;
d) identify the risk factors;
e) assess and review the legislative and policy frameworks;
f) assess and review service delivery and agency responses;
g) the capacity of the Western Australia Police to identify and respond to allegations of elder abuse;
h) identify initiatives to empower older persons to better protect themselves from risks of elder abuse as they age;
i) consider new proposals or initiatives which may enhance existing strategies for safeguarding older persons who may be vulnerable to abuse; and
j) consider any other relevant matter.

The select committee is to report by no later than Thursday 13 September 2018.

By order of the Legislative Council on Wednesday 13 September 2017, membership of the Select Committee into Elder Abuse shall be:
- Hon Nick Goiran MLC (Chair)
- Hon Alison Xamon MLC (Deputy Chair)
- Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC
- Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
05Professor Robyn Carroll dated 7 Nov 2017
06Office of the Public Advocate dated 10 Nov 2017
07Public Trustee dated 13 Nov 2017
08Greysafe dated 14 Nov 2017
09Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing received on 15 Nov 2017
10Ms Lise Barry dated 14 Nov 2017
11Council on the Ageing Western Australia dated 15 Nov 2017
12Aged and Community Services Australia dated 15 Nov 2017
13National Seniors Australia dated 16 Nov 2017
14State Administrative Tribunal dated 8 Nov 2017
15Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services received on 16 Nov 2017
17LJ Goody Bioethics Centre received on 16 Nov 2017
19Relationships Australia (WA) received on 16 Nov 2017
20Albany Community Legal Centre Inc dated 16 Nov 2017
21Julius Lewin received on 17 Nov 2017
22Australian Association of Gerontology and National Ageing Research Institute dated 17 Nov 2017
23Legal Aid Western Australia dated 16 Nov 2017
24Silver Chain dated 17 Nov 2017
25Equal Opportunity Commission dated 17 Nov 2017
26Australian Bankers' Association Inc. dated 17 Nov 2017
27MercyCare dated 17 Nov 2017
29Carers Australia WA received on 17 Nov 2017
30Western Australia Police Force dated 16 Nov 2017
32Landgate dated 17 Nov 2017
33People with Disabilities WA received on 17 Nov 2017
35Department of Communities dated 14 Nov 2017
36Catholic Women's League of Australia received on 21 Nov 2017
37Retirement and Lifestyle Villages in Swan Hills received on 21 Nov 2017
39Country Women's Association of WA dated 17 Nov 2017
40Barbara Blundell, Mike Clare and Amy Warren dated 23 Nov 2017
41Office of Multicultural Interests dated 23 Nov 2017
42Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime dated 23 Nov 2017
43Older Adult Mental Health Sub-Network received on 24 Nov 2017
44GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) dated 26 Nov 2017
45Advocare Incorporated received on 27 Nov 2017
46Women's Law Centre WA (Inc) received on 27 Nov 2017
47Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre dated 1 Dec 2017
48Eileen Webb received on 4 Dec 2017
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
12/03/201809:45 AMAdvocareYes
19/03/201809:45 AMNorthern Suburbs Community Legal CentreYes
19/03/201811:00 AMWomen's Law Centre of WAYes
26/03/201809:45 AMOffice of the Public AdvocateYes
26/03/201811:00 AMOffice of the Public TrusteeYes
26/03/201812:45 PMLegal AidYes
26/03/201802:00 PMAustralian Research Network on Law and AgeingYes
09/04/201809:45 AMDepartment of CommunitiesYes
07/05/201809:45 AMCarers WAYes
07/05/201811:00 AMWestern Australia Police ForceYes
14/05/201809:45 AMAged and Community Services Australia Yes
14/05/201811:00 AMOffice of Multicultural InterestsYes
21/05/201809:45 AMOlder Adult Mental Health Sub-Network Yes
21/05/201811:00 AMGLBTI Rights in Ageing IncYes
21/05/201812:45 PMLandgateYes
18/06/201809:45 AMANZYes
18/06/201811:00 AMAlbany Community Legal CentreYes
25/06/201809:45 AMBankwestYes
Videos:Hearing Videos

 Advocare
 Northern Suburbs Comunity Legal Centre
 Women's Law Centre of WA
 Office of the Public Advocate
 Office of the Public Trustee
 Legal Aid
 Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing
 Department of Communities
 Carers WA
 Western Australian Police Force
 Aged and Community Services Australia
 Office of Multicultural Interests
 Older Adult Mental Health Sub-Network
 GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc
 Landgate
 ANZ
 Albany Community Legal Centre
 Bankwest
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Advocare on 12 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre on 19 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Women's Law Centre of WA on 19 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Office of the Public Advocate on 26 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Office of the Public Trustee on 26 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Legal Aid Western Australia on 26 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing on 26 Mar 2018
Evidence by.. Department of Communities on 9 Apr 2018
Evidence by.. Carers WA on 7 May 2018
Evidence by.. Western Australia Police Force on 7 May 2018
Evidence by.. Aged and Community Services Australia on 14 May 2018
Evidence by.. Office of Multicultural Interests on 14 May 2018
Evidence by.. GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc on 21 May 2018
Evidence by.. Landgate on 21 May 2018
Evidence by.. Older Adult Mental Health Sub-Network on 21 May 2018
Evidence by.. ANZ on 18 Jun 2018
Evidence by.. Albany Community Legal Centre on 18 Jun 2018
Evidence by.. Bankwest on 25 Jun 2018