Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Questions without Notice

Senator Ronaldson, Domestic and Family Violence

2:57 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Ronaldson, in addition to the measures I announced today, the government has of course already engaged in a range of initiatives to respond to this problem. We fund the MoneySmart website, which is maintained by the ACCC; the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner; and a range of community services, including legal services, which provide other avenues of assistance to older persons. These initiatives, together with the ALRC inquiry, the Human Rights Commission inquiry and the Australian Institute of Family Studies scoping study demonstrate the commitment of this government to dealing with and raising the profile of the problem of elder abuse and changing the attitudes and culture of the Australian people to older Australians. Older Australians have the opportunity to live rich and self-determined lives and we must support them in doing so.

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