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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Comments on the Crimes (Offences Against Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

The Society is pleased to comment on the draft Crimes (Offences Against Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.

The Society has long acknowledged the need to address the serious and increasing issue of elder abuse. It is noted that the Society has written to the Attorney General on a number of occasions with specific suggestions as to actions that could be taken to combat various aspects of elder abuse. For example, in relation to witnessing requirements for Enduring Powers of Attorney. It is disappointing that the views of the Society's specialised Elder Law Committee have not been acted upon. 

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