Senate debates

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Aged Care

2:10 pm

Photo of Louise PrattLouise Pratt (WA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing) Share this | Hansard source

My question today is to the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Colbeck. Lisa's father, 94-year-old Dick Lee, was allegedly abused at Regis Nedlands. A report details that they:

… found Mr Lee (who is always in a wheelchair) on the floor near the entrance of his room completely unclothed and sitting in his faeces with [a carer] standing over him. I asked [the carer], did he fall? and [the carer] replied with 'no'.

The carer was later witnessed dragging Mr Lee into the bathroom. More than 12 months after the royal commission's interim report, entitled Neglect, how is this neglect still continuing on this minister's watch?


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