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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Date Commenced:09/13/2017
Tabling Date:09/13/2018
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Select Committee into Elder Abuse

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Nicolas (Nick) Pierre Goiran MLC
Hon. Alison Marie Xamon MLC
Hon. Matthew Dean Swinbourn MLC
Hon. Tjorn Dirk Sibma MLC


Media Statements:

14/09/2017
31/10/2017
Staff Members: Ms Irina Lobeto-Ortega, LLB, BA, GradDipLP (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Lauren Mesiti (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:9222 7376
Fax No:9222 7805
Postal Address:
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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.

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Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Professor Robyn Carroll dated 7 Nov 2017
Written Submission by State Administrative Tribunal dated 8 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Office of the Public Advocate dated 10 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Public Trustee dated 13 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Greysafe dated 14 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Ms Lise Barry dated 14 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Department of Communities dated 14 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Aged and Community Services Australia dated 15 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing received on 15 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Council on the Ageing Western Australia dated 15 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Legal Aid Western Australia dated 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Albany Community Legal Centre Inc dated 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by LJ Goody Bioethics Centre received on 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by National Seniors Australia dated 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Relationships Australia (WA) received on 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services received on 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Western Australia Police Force dated 16 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Equal Opportunity Commission dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Julius Lewin received on 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Landgate dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Australian Bankers' Association Inc. dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Australian Association of Gerontology and National Ageing Research Institute dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by MercyCare dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Carers Australia WA received on 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by People with Disabilities WA received on 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Silver Chain dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Country Women's Association of WA dated 17 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Catholic Women's League of Australia received on 21 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Retirement and Lifestyle Villages in Swan Hills received on 21 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Office of Multicultural Interests dated 23 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime dated 23 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Barbara Blundell, Mike Clare and Amy Warren dated 23 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Older Adult Mental Health Sub-Network received on 24 Nov 2017
Written Submission by GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) dated 26 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Advocare Incorporated received on 27 Nov 2017
Written Submission by Women's Law Centre WA (Inc) received on 27 Nov 2017

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