Protecting Older Tasmanians

Labor will make Tasmania the nation’s leading jurisdiction in the important approach to combatting the serious issue of elder abuse.

With a high proportion of elderly Tasmanians in our towns and communities, it was critical Tasmania lead the charge on elder abuse.

In its first term a Majority Labor Government will:

  • Task the Tasmania Law Reform Institute with developing state laws as part of a nationally consistent framework for preventing elder abuse 
  • Allocate new resources for a transparent, independent and state-based complaints system for taking, investigating and addressing elder abuse and neglect 
  • Advocate for the development of a National Plan to Combat Elder Abuse 
  • Review and extend the Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy