Project status: Closed
How you had YourSay:
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through the engagement to inform legislative changes through the Crimes (Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Canberrans were invited to have their say on how we could best address the issue of elder abuse in our community by reviewing the discussion paper and providing feedback through the survey.
A What We Heard Report has now been prepared, capturing what we heard throughout the community engagement process, and an analysis of your comments, feedback and ideas in now available.
We are looking at:
Canberrans were asked to consider whether a new offence provision for elder abuse could be an effective mechanism to combat abuse, and if so what kind of offence might be the most effective. We also asked Canberrans to consider the provision of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) with additional powers including the remediation for misusing power of attorney privileges, and the appointment and management of guardians.
We used your views to:
Inform legislative changes through the Crimes (Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.