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Australia Takes Steps to Investigate Abuse of Older People

Expand Corridor in a care facility for older people.  © Flickr The Australian government is taking an important step to investigate potential abuses against older people in care facilities and beyond. On September 16, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a Royal Commission to investigate the industry responsible for providing support and health services to older people. Terms of reference are being drawn up now. Sadly, the commission appears quite timely. The day after it was announced, a leading television news program exposed serious concerns in care facilities for older people,…

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