Bundaberg Seniors to benefit from new legal services

SENIORS in the Bundaberg region will soon be able to access legal and support services as part of the Palaszczuk Government's plan to tackle elder abuse.

Minister for Seniors Coralee O'Rourke last month announced the Palaszczuk Government would be expanding its seniors legal and support services to Bundaberg.

"I am pleased to announce that seniors living in Bundaberg will soon have access to their very own seniors legal and support service," Mrs O'Rourke said.

"Thanks to this service, seniors in the Bundaberg region who are experiencing, or at risk of elder abuse, will be able to access individualised support, referral, counselling and mediation services."

Since 2017-18, the Palaszczuk Government has doubled the number of legal and support services for seniors across the state, providing an additional $700,000 in funding per year.

Mrs O'Rourke said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to preventing, responding to and raising awareness of elder abuse.

"Seniors have worked hard contributing to their thriving communities and deserve to live free from abuse and financial scams," she said.

"We take elder abuse very seriously and have made it clear that we will not tolerate it here in Queensland.

"All Queenslanders deserve to live free from abuse."


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