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Podcast: the elder abuse issues paper

15 Jun 2016
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Elder abuse is a growing problem. The population is ageing in Australia so much so that it’s predicted that by 2040 those aged 65 years and over will be 21% of the population and those over 85 will be up to 5% of the population by 2050. As people get older, frailties and vulnerabilities naturally increase as well and with that the potential for elder abuse is likely to grow. As said recently, preventing elder abuse in an ageing world is everybody’s business with the stats quite staggering and the tip of an iceberg when the World Health Organisation talks about figures of up to 14% amongst an ageing population, so there is definitely a need for an inquiry like this.

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2016
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