ELDER ABUSE —
319. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Seniors and Ageing:
I refer to the ''National
Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians [Elder Abuse] 2019–23'',
released by the commonwealth Attorney-General last month.
(1) Noting that
the plan was endorsed by the entire Council of Attorneys-General, CAG, which
includes the Western Australian Attorney General, Hon John Quigley, MLA, does
the minister also endorse the national plan?
(2) What was the ''significant
contribution'' the minister is recorded as making to the national plan?
(3) Will the minister table a copy
of that contribution; and, if not, why not?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) The minister
is the policy lead within the Western Australian government for elder abuse. As
part of the minister's portfolio, the Department of Communities
co-chaired with the commonwealth government on the Protecting the Rights of
Older Australians working group, which developed the national plan.
applicable. The minister's engagement occurred through the working
group, involving liaison between officers from the Department of Communities
and the commonwealth over an ongoing period during the development of the