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