Friday, July 28, 2006

Howard Government delivers major new safeguards against abuse

Aged Abused
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
The Howard Government has announced a $90.2 million package of reforms aimed at further safeguarding older people in residential aged care homes from sexual and serious physical assault.

The reforms, announced today by the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro, include the creation of a new Aged Care Commissioner, rigorous new complaints investigation procedures, a regime of compulsory reporting of abuse, and legislative protections for whistleblowers.
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