Launch of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians

On Wednesday 19 March the Co-Chair of Elder Abuse Action Australia, Diedre Timms, spoke at the launch by Attorney General Hon Christian Porter MP of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians

Diedre, thanked and commended the Attorney General for the initiative to develop the first National Plan and noted the engagement across Commonwealth, State and Territory governments for the elimination of the abuse of older Australians. 

The elimination of the abuse of older Australians will require bipartisan support and the support of us all. Diedre noted, ”We will need to change minds and attitudes, we will need to address ageism wherever it occurs, we will all need to act and to stand up.”

Click here for the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, and here for a read Diedre Timms’ speech.