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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Date Commenced:09/13/2017
Tabling Date:09/13/2018
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Select Committee into Elder Abuse

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Nicolas (Nick) Pierre Goiran MLC
Hon. Alison Marie Xamon MLC
Hon. Matthew Dean Swinbourn MLC
Hon. Tjorn Dirk Sibma MLC

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Staff Members: Ms Irina Lobeto-Ortega, LLB, BA, GradDipLP (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Lauren Mesiti (Committee Clerk)

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Phone No:9222 7376
Fax No:9222 7805
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Terms of Reference:On Wednesday 13 September 2017, the Legislative Council ordered that a select committee be established to inquire into elder abuse with particular reference to:
a) determine an appropriate definition of elder abuse;
b) identify its prevalence;
c) identify the forms of elder abuse, including but not limited to neglect;
d) identify the risk factors;
e) assess and review the legislative and policy frameworks;
f) assess and review service delivery and agency responses;
g) the capacity of the Western Australia Police to identify and respond to allegations of elder abuse;
h) identify initiatives to empower older persons to better protect themselves from risks of elder abuse as they age;
i) consider new proposals or initiatives which may enhance existing strategies for safeguarding older persons who may be vulnerable to abuse; and
j) consider any other relevant matter.

The select committee is to report by no later than Thursday 13 September 2018.

By order of the Legislative Council on Wednesday 13 September 2017, membership of the Select Committee into Elder Abuse shall be:
- Hon Nick Goiran MLC (Chair)
- Hon Alison Xamon MLC (Deputy Chair)
- Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC
- Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC.

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