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The unregulated use of restrictive practices in aged care settings is unlawful and amounts to elder abuse. This paper explores the laws, policies and practices in relation to the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.
Understanding and awareness of elder abuse as a significant problem is well understood but not comprehensively documented by key government and non-government agencies within South Australia
This is the second consultation document for the Elder Abuse Inquiry, in which the ALRC has been asked to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks which seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, representatives and...
On 23 February 2016, the Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks that seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers,...
Throughout the world, large numbers of older persons face challenges such as discrimination, poverty and abuse that severely restrict their human rights and their contribution to society.
The world has not been quick to respond: a lack of political will and the prioritisation of...
This Issues Paper was released on 1 May 2012 to form a basis for consultation for the Age Barriers to Work Inquiry.
It is intended to encourage informed community participation in the Inquiry by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far...
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of older Queenslanders is a significant concern. There is a growing recognition, both in Australia and internationally, that the abuse of older persons – whether physical, sexual, financial, psychological, or through neglect – is a fundamental human rights concern. It...
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...
Since the 1970s, there has been an increase in concern about older people as victims of crime. This report shows that older people are at risk from a number of sources, including: family members and friends; strangers; commercial organisations; or carers. When understanding and responding...
This report paves the way for an important conversation that focuses on achieving a quality, safeguarding and oversight framework that successfully prevents and addresses violence against people with disability in institutional settings.