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New campaign to shine a light on advance life planning

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

A new community awareness campaign to understand advance life planning will help protect Queenslanders and their loved ones from the risk of elder abuse in later stages of life, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said.

“Planning for later stages of life or even after our passing can be confrontational for Queenslanders to talk about,” said Minister Fentiman.  

“But we know that advance life planning plays an important role in protecting the financial futures of all Queenslanders.

“Fundamental to informed decision-making is Queenslanders starting conversations with their families, and professionals to explore options that reflect their needs, wishes and circumstances,” Minister Fentiman said.


New programs to combat the sexual assault and abuse of older people

With 50 incidences of unlawful sexual contact of an older resident in an aged care facility every week in Australia, new education programs combatting abuse and sexual assault have been launched in an effort to assist health professionals in identifying a


Tales of assault and bullying in disabled care home

A supervisor at a NSW residential care home for disabled people was charged with assault, stalking and intimidation over his treatment of a blind and autistic man, an inquiry has heard.

The same carer was also accused of sexual misconduct towards a teenage girl in another facility and supervisory neglect after allegedly falsifying a client's medication chart.


Unlawful Sexual Contact In Residential Aged Care: A Practical Guide for Aged Care Providers Supporting Victims

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology

Dr Catherine Barrett and the Australian Association of Gerontology has released a guide to help service providers respond to reports of unlawful sexual contact.

21 Jan 2021