Hearing into support for older Victorian migrants

The first public hearing for the parliamentary inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds was held on Monday 31 January.

The Committee is doing an inquiry on support for older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This includes an examination of the adequacy of Victorian support services and challenges faced by older Victorians, such as:

  • Social isolation
  • Civic participation
  • Digital literacy
  • Elder abuse
  • Dementia and access to aged care and home care services.

The Inquiry is also exploring ways to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

“This is just the first of several public hearings and we’re going to cover a broad range of important matters relevant to the welfare of older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds,” Committee Chair Natalie Suleyman said.

The inquiry has so far received almost 50 public submissions. Submissions are now closed. If you would like to make a late submission, email the secretariat at oldervictoriansinquiry@parliament.vic.gov.au

Access the promotional video here.

The Committee is due to report to Parliament by 30 June 2022.

Visit The Committee's website.

Issued: 24 January 2022

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