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National hotline to combat elder abuse officially launched

Victims of elder abuse will have access to a free national hotline, providing a “one stop shop” for information and referrals. Attorney-General Christian Porter announced on Tuesday the federal government would also provide $18 million over four years for 12 ...

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Three men charged over fraud scam targeting elderly

Three foreigners whose alleged roof repair scam fleeced vulnerable elderly people out of tens of thousands of dollars have been arrested trying to flee the country. Two of the Irishmen, James O’Driscoll and Johnny Baker, faced Sydney’s Sutherland Local Court ...

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Maggots found in man’s head at Eden aged care home

An elderly resident at a NSW aged care facility has been hospitalised after maggots were found in his head. The discovery comes months after Bupa’s Eden facility, on NSW’s far south coast, was sanctioned by the government because residents were at ...

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