Bundaberg seniors gain new legal support services


Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke today announced the State Government will 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.”

Mrs O'Rourke said that since 2017-18, the Government has doubled the number of legal and support services for seniors across the state, providing an additional $700,000 in funding per year.

She said the 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.”