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Question Without Notice No. 755 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 August 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon M.P. Murray
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 7 August 2019

ELDER ABUSE — DRAFT STRATEGY

755. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Seniors and Ageing:

I refer to the Leader of the House's answer to my question without notice 733 on 6 August 2019 in which she informed the house that all 35 recommendations made in the final report of the Select Committee into Elder Abuse have been incorporated into the ''Draft WA Strategy to Respond to the Abuse of Older People (Elder Abuse)''.

(1) Is the minister aware that the government's response to the select committee report did not accept all the recommendations?

(2) Has the government now changed its response?

(3) If no to (2), has the minister directed the department to amend the draft strategy to remove the incorporation of the recommendations that the government has not accepted?

(4) If no to (2) or (3), how will the department implement the recommendations that the government has not accepted?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes.

(2)–(3) No.

(4) All 35 recommendations have been incorporated into the draft strategy. The recommendations will be addressed through a range of approaches consistent with the government's response to the select committee report.