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This progress report presents the steps taken up until December 2017 towards implementing the recommendations supported by the NSW Govt from the Elder Abuse in NSW report.

On 1 September 2015, the NSW Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 (the Committee) commenced the Parliamentary Inquiry into Elder Abuse in NSW. The Committee tabled its report on 24 June 2016.

The Committee’s report included 11 recommendations to the NSW Government. The Government supported the majority of the recommendations, with four recommendations requiring further consideration due to concurrent inquiries and review. These include the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry into guardianship laws, and the working group established by the Federal Attorney-General to consider national approaches to elder abuse. The NSW Government is awaiting the outcomes of these actions to ensure a well-integrated response across agencies, legislative frameworks and jurisdictions.

This progress report highlights the achievements made towards implementing the recommendations supported by the Government up until December 2017. The NSW Government continues to work with the Federal Government and community partners to address elder abuse.

20 pages

Resource: NSW Government - Family and Community Services

Download: pdfNSW Elder Abuse Inquiry Progress Report