This report makes 48 recommendations with a particular focus on fraud, financial abuse, substitute decision making, and family agreements.

Key recommendations of the report include:

• National industry-wide protocols for banks and financial institutions to report alleged financial abuse;

• Uniform legislation on powers of attorney across states and territories;

• A nationally-consistent approach to the assessment of mental capacity;

• A national register of enduring powers of attorney;

• Awareness and education campaigns for powers of attorney, advance health care planning and advance care directives, and family agreements;

• Nationally-consistent legislation on guardianship arrangements;

• A rebate scheme for legal fees for older Australians; and

• A review of retirement village contract arrangements.

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