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That’s life! is sup­port­ing Noleen Hausler’s cam­paign call­ing for the gov­ern­ment to leg­is­late for the use of eth­i­cal video sur­veil­lance in pri­vate rooms of aged care fa­cil­i­ties, with the per­mis­sion of res­i­dents, or their fam­ily mem­bers and guardians.

Cur­rently, each Aus­tralian state and ter­ri­tory has its own set of laws when it comes to the use of record­ing de­vices in pri­vate rooms in aged care fa­cil­i­ties.

None of the laws ex­plic­itly per­mit fam­ily mem­bers to in­stall CCTV cam­eras in the aged care res­i­dences of their loved ones. Fam­ily mem­bers who wish to have the com­fort of hav­ing their own video sur­veil­lance in place at an aged care fa­cil­ity may be putting them­selves at risk of a crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion in do­ing so.

that’s life! be­lieves ev­ery res­i­dent has the right to qual­ity care, to feel safe from the threat of ab­hor­rent abuse and that fam­i­lies are en­ti­tled to the peace of mind that their loved ones are be­ing treated with the ut­most re­spect.

To sup­port the cause, you can ei­ther sign our pe­ti­tion on­line at that­ showyou­care or fill out the coupon be­low and post it to: Show You Care,

GPO Box 7800

Syd­ney, 2001.

that’s life! will then pass on the signed coupons and on­line sig­na­tures to Ken Wy­att MP, Min­is­ter for Se­nior Aus­tralians and Aged Care.

Noleen speak­ing at Par­lia­ment House about aged care re­form

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