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Question Without Notice No. 1147 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 November 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

Answered on

ELDER ABUSE

1147. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Seniors and Ageing:

I refer to the minister's answer to question without notice 794, which was asked in the other place by the member for Wanneroo on 17 October 2018, in which he said that some of the recommendations made at the elder abuse summit this year were very good, while others will be very hard to implement.

(1) Which recommendations does the minister think are very good?

(2) Which recommendations does the minister think will be very hard to implement?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) All seven of the following recommendations were useful and will inform the development of our comprehensive response to elder abuse. They are: define the language and scope of the problem; education and awareness; map services and determine what is available; challenging ageism and negative attitudes and stereotypes towards older people and ageing; building the capacity of the system to respond and resources available; maximise protective factors; and build on the work of other sectors.

(2) The recommendations that will need generational change to be realised include recommendation 4, challenging ageism and negative attitudes and stereotypes towards older people and ageing; and recommendation 5, building the capacity of the elder abuse response system.