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Inquiry into older people and the law

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On Thursday 20 September 2007, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs tabled its report entitled Older people and the law.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 7 chapters, and 4 appendices.

Older people and the law

Preliminary pages (PDF 132KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 115KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 419KB)
Fraud and financial abuse

Chapter 3 (PDF 444KB)
Substitute decision making

Chapter 4 (PDF 199KB)
Family agreements

Chapter 5 (PDF 277KB)
Barriers to older Australians accessing legal services

Chapter 6 (PDF 186KB)

Chapter 7 (PDF 217KB)
Retirement villages

Appendix A (PDF 54KB)
List of Submissions

Appendix B (PDF 90KB)
Public hearings

Appendix C (PDF 100KB)

Appendix D (PDF 103KB)
Power of attorney legislation comparison table

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