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Lynda Saltarelli is fighting for the human rights of older Australians in nursing homes. Her account, backed up by studies, shows that most families are ill-equipped when it comes to aged-care issues and mistreatment can easily occur - and regrettably often happens. Saltarelli outlines specific reforms that should be embraced in Australia. She argues that vulnerable older persons often lack capacity to act in their own best interest. Therefore, she says governments must erect 'solid perimeters' around the nursing care system.

The following letter was sent out to various organisations and government members, by Dr J Michael Wynne in June 2008, in an effort to have the concerns regarding probity in aged care addressed.  To date (2017), the problem remains.

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