Inquiry into Support for Older Victorians from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds
Terms of Reference
On 4 August 2021 the Legislative Assembly agreed to the following motion:
That this House refers an inquiry into support for elderly migrants and refugees to the Legal and Social Issues Standing Committee for consideration and report no later than 17 February 2022* and the Committee should consider the needs of older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds including, but not limited to, an examination of the:
(a) adequacy of services for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds;
(b) unique challenges faced by this cohort, including, but not limited to, social isolation, civic participation, digital literacy, elder abuse and access to culturally appropriate aged care and home care services; and
(c) ideas to advance the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Victoria’s multicultural seniors including global best practices.
* The reporting date has been extended to no later than 30 June 2022.