The Department of Communities has just released its ‘Draft Strategy to Respond to the Abuse of Older People (Elder Abuse)’, which outlines the priorities, actions and outcomes needed to prevent and respond to elder abuse. The 10-year strategy will be a blueprint for determining how Western Australia will effectively tackle the growing issue of elder abuse.

Launched on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by Hon Mick Murray MLA and Hon Simone McGurk MLA, the draft strategy is open for public comment until 24 July 2019.

Visit  to read the draft strategy and provide your comments and feedback via the online survey.